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Compound adjectives

an adjective is used to modify a noun:

a pullover –> a red pullover
a holiday –> a long holiday

When another word (usually an adjective too) is used to modify the adjective, the two words together become a compound adjective:

a red sky–> a blood-red pullover

Notice that often a hyphen (-) is used, but not always, especially in American English.

When numbers are used, they are singular and not plural:

a two-week holiday (vacances de deux semaines)

a four-wheel-drive a car

You can get more information about compounds in general at English Club

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