Difference between compound and derived adjectives

Derived adjective

The difference between the derived and compound adjectives is that derived adjectives are formed by adding the affixes to the root morpheme


–  Dishonest, impossible, unfair, careful, homeless, childlike, drinkable, destructive….

While the compound adjectives are the adjective formed by combining 2 or more 3 morphemes (Sometime a derivational morphemes can be applied ) together with and are often written with hyphen.


–  Noun + PT2 (phân từ 2) : home-made

– Nound + adjective : world-famous, tax-free

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