A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words.

Compound Nouns are those formed by the union of two words, either two nouns or a noun joined to some descriptive word or phrase.

There are three forms for compound nouns:
  1. open or spaced – space between words (tennis shoe)
  2. hyphenated – hyphen between words (mouse-trap)
  3. closed or solid – no space or hyphen between words (bedroom)
Forms
noun + nountrain station, car park, football, tennis shoe
noun + adjective – handful, truckful
adjective + nounblackberry, full moon, blackboard
verb + nounbreakfast
verb (ing) + nounswimming pool, washing machine
noun + verbsunrise, haircut
noun + verb (ing)skydiving, train-spotting
verb + prepositioncheck-in, check-out, grown-up
noun + preposition – passerby
preposition + noununderworld, underground
noun + preposition + noun father-in-law, chief of staff
The principal noun of a compound noun, whether it precedes or follows the descriptive part, is in most cases the noun that changes in forming the plural; as, mouse-traps, mothers-in-law, tennis shoes.
train stations,
car parks,
footballs,
tennis shoes
handsful,
trucksful,
blackberries,
full moons,
blackboards
breakfasts
swimming pools,
washing machines
sunrises,
haircuts,
grown-ups,
passersby
underworlds,
undergrounds
fathers-in-law,
chiefs of staff.

 

Compound Nouns

Compound Nouns are those formed by the union of two words, either two nouns or a noun joined to some descriptive word or phrase.

Compound nouns

A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words.
1.
The compound noun "shoe shop" is a
combination.
2.
The compound noun "greenhouse" is a
combination.
3.
The compound noun "underworld" is a
combination.
4.
The compound noun "over-ripe" is a
combination.
5.
The compound noun "blackboard" is a
combination.
6.
The compound noun "sunset" is a
combination.
7.
The compound noun "brother-in-law" is a
combination.
8.
The plural of the compound noun passer–by is
.
9.
The plural of the compound noun "office manager" is
.
10.
The plural of the compound noun "policeman" is
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Category: Compound Nouns

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