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Asia Euro University

Class: C302

Name: Thorn Buntim Sex: Male ROOM: C302

A compound noun is a noun that is made with two or more words. A compound noun is usually [noun + noun] or [adjective + noun], but there are other combinations (see below). It is important to understand and recognize compound nouns. Each compound noun acts as a single unit and can be modified by adjectives and other nouns. I. There are three forms for compound nouns:

Compound Nouns

1. open or spaced - space between words (tennis shoe) 2. hyphenated - hyphen between words (six-pack) 3. closed or solid - no space or hyphen between words (bedroom)
Here are some forms of compound nouns: Form Noun + noun Adjective + noun Noun + adjective Verb (-ing) + noun Noun + verb (-ing) Verb + preposition Noun + prepositional phrase Preposition + noun Example bus stop blackboard trunkful breakfast, swimming pool sunrise, train-spotting check-out mother-in-law underworld

II. Plural forms of compound nouns In general we make the plural of a compound noun by adding -s to the "base word" (the most "significant" word). Look at these examples:
Singular a tennis shoe one assistant headmaster the sergeant major a mother-in-law an assistant secretary of state my toothbrush a woman-doctor a doctor of philosophy a passerby Plural three tennis shoes five assistant headmasters some sergeants major two mothers-in-law three assistant secretaries of state our toothbrushes four women-doctors two doctors of philosophy two passersby, two passers-by

Lecturer: Ngorn Samnang

Prepared By: Thorn Buntim

Asia Euro University


III. These are compound nouns list: dishwasher doorbell downfall downpour drawback dressmaker driveway drugstore drumstick earphone earring eardrum earwig egghead eyelid eyewitness farmhouse fatherhood feedback fingernail fingerprint firearm firefly firewood fishbowl floodlight footnote footprint freeway foretaste fruitcake gatecrasher ghostwriter godfather goldfish greenhouse guidebook guideline gunfire gunpowder heartbeat highway homework honeymoon horsepower housework jellyfish jigsaw keyboard kneecap ladybug leftovers letterhead lighthouse lipstick loophole lovebird mailbox manhunt mastermind middleman neighborhood network newsletter newspaper nightclub nightmare notebook outlook overcoat overseas overtime painkiller pancake paperback passport password penknife pickpocket pigtail

Class: C302

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saltwater saucepan sawdust screenplay screenplay screwdriver seashell seaweed shellfish shoplifter shorthand shotgun sickbed sideburns sidekick sidewalk silkworm skullcap skyscraper slaughterhouse sleepwalking snowball snowfall softball songbird soundtrack spaceship sportsman spotlight stalemate stepchild stopwatch strongbox suitcase summertime sunspot sweetheart swordfish tablespoon teardrop

Lecturer: Ngorn Samnang

Prepared By: Thorn Buntim

Asia Euro University


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Class: C302
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Compound Adjective
A compound adjective is a group of adjective that combines with two or more than adjective. These are Forms of compound adjective:

Form Adjective / noun + Adjective

Example a dark-blue uniform adj. adj. a navy-blue hat noun adj. an old looking building adj. part. present a fast running horse adv. part. present

Adjective, adverb or noun + Present Participle

Adjective, adverb or noun + Past Participle Adjective + noun + ED Other

Lecturer: Ngorn Samnang

Prepared By: Thorn Buntim