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What are Compound Nouns? Grammar Review
What are nouns? “People, place, thing, idea!”. What is a “Compound noun?”. A compound noun is a word created with two or more words. Compound nouns can be created different ways.
Some are two words put together. Many compound nouns have a hyphen between them or a space without anything. Words are put together to form another word.
Compound nouns are used in everyday English. There are no simple rules to follow with compound nouns. Many compound nouns are created with a noun and other parts of English too!
“Verbs, adverbs and adjectives” are also used to create compound nouns! Below are a variety of examples. Have your teacher explain compound nouns.
Compound Noun Examples
I slept all day in my bedroom after that late night party! (noun+noun)
You rode your motorcycle all the way to New York! (noun+noun)
We watched the bluebird build a nest! (noun+noun)
They were all wet because of the rainfall! (noun+verb)
He got a haircut for his job interview! (noun+verb)
She just bought a new washing machine! (verb+noun)
It jumped in the swimming pool to cool off! (verb+noun)
I climbed up to the lookout tower to find you! (verb+adverb)
You know the biggest drawback is the weather! (verb+adverb)
We saw the onlooker observe the parade yesterday! (adverb+noun)
They watched as the bystander witnessed the event! (adverb+noun)
He picked up the dry-cleaning last night! (adjective+verb)
She grows vegetables in her greenhouse! (adjective+noun)
It has a very large output at that factory! (adverb+verb)
There are many more compound nouns in the English language. Study often for your daily dose of English!