Grammar Patterns

Combining forms

The '-roofed' group

These combining forms combine with adjectives and nouns. The adjectives formed indicate what part of something, for example a building, vehicle, or container, is made of or is like.
The fruit is simply steeped in sugar and spirit in a wide-mouthed jar.
He wore plastic or wire-rimmed spectacles.
A flat-roofed house is not ideally suited to the British climate.
  • -bottomed
  • -centred
  • -edged
  • -floored
  • -hulled
  • -leaved
  • -mouthed
  • -rimmed
  • -roofed
  • -sided
  • -stemmed
  • -tiled
  • -tipped
  • -topped
  • -walled
  • -winged
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