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Element FORM: COMPOUND ADJECTIVES
SuperCat ADJECTIVES
SubCat combining
Lexical Range 3
Level C1
Cando Can use a wide range of compound adjectives ('open-minded', 'above-mentioned', 'well-to-do', 'jaw-dropping')
Corrected Learner Example I would describe myself as an easy-going and open-minded person. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1999; Polish; Pass)

…we suggest investing a certain amount of money in the above-mentioned technical devices in order to achieve the financial target. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2000; German; Pass)

But as she does not live in a well-to-do family, Ola was never able to afford additional private lessons, for example. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1993; Polish; Fail)

If anyone has ever seen it, they would agree with me that it was THE most jaw-dropping road in the world. (Netherlands; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; Dutch; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example I would describe myself as an easy-going and open-minded person who doesn't find it difficult to talk about everything with everybody even with strangers. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1999; Polish; Pass)

Considering that our business is booming we suggest to invest a certain amount of money in the above-mentioned technical devices in order to achieve the financial target which is to increase our gross profit by 10%. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2000; German; Pass)

But as she does not live in a well-to-do family - she is half an orphan - Ola was never able to afford additional private lessons for example. (Poland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 1993; Polish; Fail)

If anyone has ever seen it, they would agree with me that it was THE most jaw-dropping road in the world. (Netherlands; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; Dutch; Pass)

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