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Offline azz

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wonderful tasting cake
« on: June 28, 2019, 08:32:34 am »
a. He had made a wonderful tasting cake.
b. He had made a wonderfully tasting cake.

Are both of the above sentences grammatical?

My feeling is that (a) is fine and (b) is meaningless. (b) is saying that the cake tasted something or certain things and it did it wonderfully.
Am I correct?

Many thanks.
 

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Re: wonderful tasting cake
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2019, 09:52:12 am »
He had made a wonderful tasting cake.
or
He had made a wonderfully tasty cake.

I prefer the second one.
Best wishes,

Duncan

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Re: wonderful tasting cake
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2019, 12:29:04 pm »
I agree; tasty is better.
Wouldn't 'wonderful-tasting' necessarily be a hyphenated adjective?