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He went to the supermarket with his shopping list.

He went to the supermarket with his purchased list.

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  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    The first does. "Purchased" means items already bought and owned. 

    "Shopping list" can be called either adjective and noun, or a two word compound noun. 

    "He drove home from the dealership with his purchased automobile."

    We can use "purchased" as an adjective in this way.

    "He went to the supermarket with his ___ list."

    We can omit (leave out) an adjective and still understand because we know what types of lists get brought to a supermarket. We assume it is items to buy, rather than a list of questions or list of books.

    grocery, shopping, needed items, food, frozen foods, party supplies, ...

    We could say "purchasing" or "items for purchasing" but that isn't a standard way to describe the list. We can also say "procurement" with the same problem.  

  • 1 month ago

    Why would he go to the supermarket with a list of things he'd already bought???

  • 1 month ago

    1. Is right.

    Otherwise you're saying he went to the supermarket with a list of things already bought.

    Source(s): Native American English speaker
  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There is no such thing as a 'purchased list'.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    They are different things. More usual is shopping list - a list of things you intend to buy, the second is a list of the things you have already bought. That may be relevant if you went shopping and didn't want to buy the same thing twice, but it still sounds bizarre.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    He went to the supermarket with his shopping list.

  • 1 month ago

    Shopping list.      

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