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compound adjectives



mouna gueni
Tunisia

compound adjectives
 
hi ! i need your help !  which is correct ? TROUSERS THAT FIT TIGHTLY  are tightly- fitting trousers OR  tightly _ fitted trousers ?? thanks  in advance !!!

11 Oct 2013      



scampi
Spain

I would say tightly-fitted trousers.

11 Oct 2013     



manel chaker
Tunisia

tightly-fitted adverb+past participle

11 Oct 2013     



mouna gueni
Tunisia

but it s the trousers that fit you . not you that FIT  them . any help ?

11 Oct 2013     



ueslteacher
Ukraine

There ´s no need to guess:)

11 Oct 2013     



asmou
Tunisia

It ´s rather tight- fitting (adjective - verb ing) tight·fit·ting [tahyt-fit-ing] adjective (of a garment) fitting closely to the contours of the body: tightfitting pants.

11 Oct 2013     



MoodyMoody
United States

Tight-fitting or tightly fitting trousers (or pants) means that the trousers are tight. It might be because the wearer gained weight, or the fit could be intentional.
 
If the trousers are tightly fitted, they are made to be tight, perhaps even altered to fit more tightly. When something is fitted, it is made to fit something. For example, a fitted sheet is sewn with elastic so that it covers the mattress smoothly. If you use a flat sheet to cover the mattress instead, you need to fold the corners down.
 
So both tight-fitting and tightly fitted are correct, but they have slightly different meanings.

11 Oct 2013     



mouna gueni
Tunisia

thanks everyone . that was very helpful

18 Oct 2013