Read the following sentence for once: "Using a knowledge poor approach (explicit information from the text rather than implicit world knowledge)the study investigates to what extent syntactic and semantic constraints can be used to resolve anaphora. Since there has an article in "Using a knowledge.....",it is sure that there has a noun. But I am confused to identify noun and adjective from this three words (knowledge poor approach ). Will you explain me which and how one is acting as a noun another is adjective? What has been meant by "knowledge poor"/"poor approach"?

adjectives and noun asked Mar 24 '14 at 11:53 Nousher Ahmed New member

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Knowledge-poor should be hyphenated.  It is a compound adjective, describing the noun approach.  It means that there was not a great amount (a poor amount) of knowledge used in this approach. 


A note about using the idiom "for once" - we use this phrase when exasperated. The person we are talking to has repeatedly not done the thing we want done, so we ask, "Can you do this for once?"  An example is a parent with a child that never gets his chores done.  "Please do as I say for once!"

link comment answered Mar 25 '14 at 21:28 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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