Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

The '-centred' group

These combining forms combine with a range of other words:
    with nouns: -based, -centred
    with adverbs: -based
    with nouns and adverbs: -orientated, -oriented
The adjectives formed indicate the central focus or interest of someone or something.
Whatever their significance, scientific theories are absolutely fundamental to Western science-based culture and civilisation.
He joined a child-centred community where there were equal rights between adults and children.
So how should the privatised utilities and other more commercially orientated institutions set about preserving a sense of civic duty?
  • -based
  • -based (graded)
  • -centred (graded)
  • -orientated (graded)
  • -oriented (graded)
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