In a statement, the health board said he was "extremely popular, fun-filled and well-liked", while staff said he was a "kind and helpful person".

How do we form compound adjective such as fun-filled and well-liked?


When these are after a linking verb, they do not take a hyphen.

He was well liked.

When they are before a noun, they do take a hyphen.

He was a very well-liked employee.

JigneshbharatiHow do we form a compound adjective such as fun-filled and well-liked?

Put two (or more) words together and separate them by a hyphen as necessary (explained above). There are so many compound adjectives already in existence that it is not often necessary to form any new ones.

a jam-filled donut; a well-known poet; a snow-covered landscape



A person can't be fun-filled. You can have a fun-filled afternoon, one filled with enjoyable activitites, but a person can't be full of enjoyable activities. The expression can't come after its noun, either. The afternoon was not fun filled. It was full of fun. The health board meant "fun", "full of fun" (in a different sense), or "fun-loving".