Identify the compound adjective in the given sentence- The part-time worker at the café won a lottery of 400 dollars yesterday. a) Part-time b) Worker c) Café d) Yesterday
Hint: An adjective refers to a word that is used to modify a noun. A compound adjective refers to two or more adjectives that are joined together to indicate or modify a noun in a sentence.
Complete answer: As given in the hint, a compound adjective needs to be joined with a hyphen to avoid obscurity. In the given question- We can understand that a part-time worker at the café won a lottery of 400 dollars yesterday. Here, ‘part-time’ is a compound adjective as it modifies the noun ‘worker’ and is joined by a hyphen. Now, let’s examine the given options- Option a- ‘Part-time’ is a compound adjective, because it modifies the noun ‘worker’ and joins the two adjectives with the help of a hyphen. Hence, it is the correct option. Option b- ‘Worker’ is a common noun that acts as the subject in the sentence. Hence, it is an incorrect option. Option c- ‘Café’ is a common noun that acts as the object in the sentence. Hence, it is an incorrect option. Option d- ‘Yesterday’ is an adverb of time. Hence, it is an incorrect option. So, the correct answer is “Option a”.
Note: We do not need to join an adverb and adjective with a hyphen, because the adverb does the task of modifying the adjective, not the noun.