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What are compound nouns?



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S. Sergius

S. Sergius

S. Sergius
S. Sergius

Answered Jan 05, 2021

Compound nouns are words for items such as people, animals, places, and concepts. In many compound nouns, the first word describes or alters the second word, which provides insight into what type of item it is.

It will also give us clues about the object’s purpose. The second word typically identifies the item. Compound nouns are sometimes one word, like mailman, toothpaste, or baseball. These are often referred to as crossed or solid compound nouns.

Sometimes compound nouns come with a hyphen, such as well- being, vice-president, and bus-stop. Sometimes a compound noun comes in two separate words, like a Christmas tree, full moon, or free will.

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K. Galatia

K. Galatia

K. Galatia
K. Galatia

Answered Jan 05, 2021

A noun, as popularly known, is a naming word. A compound noun is a type of noun that is made of two existing words. However, not all words that can be broken up or added together are compound nouns.

Examples of a compound noun are bedroom, bus stop, and fire-fly. There are three types of compound nouns open or spaced. This means words with space, for example, bus stop.

Another type of compound noun is hyphenated; this is a word with a hyphen in between. An example is Fire-flies.

The third type of a compound noun is a closed or solid compound noun. These are nouns with no space or hyphen between the words, for example, bedroom.

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D. gray

D. gray

Building buildings and building intelligence

D. gray
D. gray, Builder, Builder, Las Vegas

Answered Dec 30, 2020

A compound noun includes two or more words that meet up to create a single noun or a new word like baseball or rainfall. It is a type of noun used to designate a person, place, or thing. The word's meaning is different from its parts individually, as the two words have their separate meanings. Compound nouns can be closed form, which means that the words are pushed together to create a single word with no added punctuation or spaces.

The hyphenated compound noun form is when these compound nouns connect two or more words with one or more hyphens between them. Open compound noun form means that the nouns function as one word, but it is still written as two or extra separate words with a space between each part.

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S. Barnes

S. Barnes

Driving down to Knowledge town

S. Barnes
S. Barnes, Chauffeur, Graduate, Seattle

Answered Dec 23, 2020

When you say “compound noun,” you are referring to a noun that comes with two words or more. It seems that there are some words that would need to be placed together so that its meaning will change. For example, when you say ice and cream, these words will refer to two completely different things.

When you place them together as “ice cream,” you get a completely different item. If you would need to make a compound noun plural, most of them will only need to be placed with an s at the end of the word. Take note that compound nouns will come in three forms. These three forms are: closed compound nouns, hyphenated compound nouns, and open compound nouns.

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

N. Jarah
N. Jarah

Answered Dec 22, 2020

A noun is a person, place, thing, idea, quality, or event. There are different types of a noun like Common noun, Proper noun, Abstract noun, Concrete noun, collective noun, countable noun, Non-countable noun, Compound noun, etc.

Compound nouns contain two or more words that join together to make a single word. A compound noun is a type of noun that is used to designate a person, place, or thing. Compound nouns are formed in three-way which includes:

1. The closed-form in which two forms are simply put together to form one single word.

2. The hyphenated form, these are compound noun connect two or more with or more hyphens between them

3. The open form, these are compound nouns that function as one unique word but are still as two or more separate words.

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Samantha Stewart

Samantha Stewart

Love to do some charity work. Have a passion for writing and do it in my spare time

Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart, Philanthropist, Post Graduate, Corpus Christi

Answered Dec 18, 2020

Compound nouns are two or more words used for animals, people, ideas, things. Most of these words have been modified with other nouns and even adjectives. In most cases, the first word or noun has to modify the second noun so that you can have an insight into the meaning of an item. Compound nouns are words we use almost every day.

For instance, some words are called solid compound nouns; examples are; haircut, toothpaste, classroom, bedroom, etc. At times, some compound nouns come with a hyphen. You can use the hyphen to link two words, meaning you have two hyphens within a compound noun.

Examples of compound nouns with hyphens are father-in-law, well-boat, well-being, etc. As there are closed compound nouns, there are some open compound nouns. They are nouns without links in-between them, meaning they appear as separate words. Examples are Christmas presents, swimming pool, daycare center, etc.

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Maxence

Maxence

Have keen interest in writing, traveller by heart.

Maxence
Maxence , Writer, Vienna

Answered Dec 16, 2020

A compound noun is a noun that contains two or more words working together as a single component to name a person, place, or thing. They are typically made of two nouns or an adjective or a noun, but other combinations are also possible as well. The compound noun's initial word informs us of what sort of person or thing it is, or what objective he, she, or it serves, while the second word identifies the person or object, which tells us who or what it is. For example, water + bottle= water bottle. Living + room= living room. Mail + man= mailman. Basket + ball= Basketball. You can easily identify compound nouns because the significance of the two words put together is separate from the meaning of the words separately. For example, basket and ball possess their separate meanings, but when you use them together, they mean a certain type of sport played with a ball in which the object is to sink the ball into the basket. Compound nouns are extremely common in both written and spoken English.
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