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Vocabulary Exercises - Compound Adjectives


Do the exercise below on the compound adjectives and click on the answers button to check your answers.

Choose the appropriate compound adjectives:

  1. The criminal was caught . He was seen steeling the young lady’s handbag.
  2. People should be tolerant towards other cultures. They should be .
  3. Sarah couldn't answer the teacher’s question because she was .
  4. Don’t expect him to invite you for dinner. He is .
  5. To be a translator you need to be about linguistics.

Match the numbers with the letters (write the letters a, b, c, d, e or f):

Compound adjectives 
Meaning
1. well-earned a-  deserved
2. self-reliant b- eternal
3. narrow-minded c-  inflexible
4. ever-lasting e-  depressed
5. heart-broken f-  independent