Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

The '-powered' group

These combining forms combine with nouns. The adjectives formed indicate how something is powered or driven. We include here -consuming and -guzzling, which indicate that something uses a lot of something such as fuel.
More people should use means of transportation other than gas-guzzling cars.
Ford's car was not the first gas-powered vehicle to be built in the United States.
  • -consuming
  • -controlled
  • -driven
  • -fired
  • -guzzling
  • -powered
  • -propelled
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