Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

The '-scarred' group

These combining forms combine with nouns. The adjectives formed indicate that someone or something has been or is being badly affected by something.
The square itself, epicentre of the 1989 revolution, was a parade of bullet-scarred, burnt-out buildings.
So forget its strife-torn past, hire yourself a car - preferably a soft-top - and speed your way to this unique capital city.
  • -crazed
  • -damaged
  • -scarred
  • -scarred (graded)
  • -stricken (graded)
  • -torn
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