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Seem small clause

It is said that the omission of "to be" is allowed only when the adjective (phrases), noun (phrases), or prepositional phrase comes after the to be like this: a He seemed (to be) angry about the ...
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Is there a technique used when someone splits a compound noun into two parts?

My student has asked whether the splitting of the compound word keyhole into key hole is a particular literary technique. I didn't know! It's relevant to the text, as it is about disconnection and ...
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Compound adjective hyphenation

In the following sentence: Directly substituting all continuous-time components of X by their previously described discrete-time counterparts results in Y because/as [...] I'm unsure if "...
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Using multiple compound adjectives in single sentence

Can one use multiple compound adjectives in a single sentence? Example: Packed with energy-rich power, these batteries are specially formulated for power-hungry, high-drain devices.
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Multiple nouns compounding with the same adjective

What is the correct way of writing resource-intensive and knowledge-intensive in contracted form? Would it be: Resource- and knowledge-intensive? Or: Resource and knowledge-intensive?
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How does one properly hyphenate compound adjectives that are locations?

Compound adjectives preceding a noun are hyphenated, but how does one properly hyphenate locations? Please include sources. E.g. hyphenated, compound adjective: state-of-the-art technology city, ...
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Adjectives describing quantity

What is the difference between indefinite adjectives and adjectives of quantity. Are indefinite adjectives and adjectives of quantity are same.
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To feeling energized or to feel energized

Here is the thing I saw this phrase “he realized how important exercise is to feeling energized” I thought that we must use simple form of a ver as in feel after to And if it is a noun then why is the ...
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How do I define a school which has an international licence?

How can I define a school or corporation which has an international licence? Can I use "holder" or is "holder" used for just a person? Which would be correct? Internationally licensed school ...
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Is “top-of-the-line” or specific forms of compound adjective colloquial? Any general rule?

I am asking this question in the context of writing an academic paper. I am thinking if there exists a general rule regards to judging whether a compound adjective is colloquial, and, in this instance,...
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Time indiscrete or Temporally indiscrete

Is the word combination temporally indiscrete or time indiscrete correct adjectives, when describing for instance a system which works on the basis of continuous time (and not discrete time)? I am ...
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nominal compound/compound adjective

"The Duchess is a free(-)natured woman." In the above sentence is there a nominal compound? Can we write "a free-natured woman" using a hyphen? Are nominal compound and compound adjectives the same ...