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Compound nouns explained with examples English grammar lesson

What will I learn from grammar lesson on compound nouns?

What are compound nouns?

a compound noun is a noun made up of two or more words. Have a look at these examples:

• weekday (noun + noun)
• raincoat (noun + noun)
• chopstick (noun + noun)

Compound nouns can also be made using the following

A compound noun can not only be made by adding 2 nouns together, but can be made by adding 2 words together to make one word. 

Examples of compound nouns 

noun + noun

  policeman      

  motorcycle

  firefighter

noun + verb

  sunrise

  haircut

  milkshake

verb + noun

  breakfast

  cookbook

 rainfall       

adjective + noun

  blackboard

  software        

  hotdog

adverb + noun

  on-looker

  downtime

  overtime

adverb + verb

  input

  output

  upswing

  preposition + verb   

  output

  undercut

  downfall

What if am unsure if it is a compound noun?

If you are unsure if is a compound noun look it up using a dictionary.

 

Learning compound nouns English grammar lesson

 

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