Nouns refer to a person, place, thing, event, substance or quality.
A compound noun is a noun formed by two or more existing words which are combined to create a whole new noun.
Below you can read a list of the most common compound nouns:
|PART 1||PART 2||COMPOUND NOUN|
- There is a bed in the bedroom.
- A blackboard is a board often used in schools.
- A cheesecake is my favourite cake.
- She’s got 4 earrings in her right ear.
- 50 firemen were trying to fight the fire.
- You need a ball to play football.
- Stir your tea with a teaspoon.
- This wall is covered with blue wallpaper.
Each part of the compound noun has its own meaning. The result of the combination of the two parts is a new word with a new meaning.
A compound noun is a noun where two or more existing words are combined to make a new one.
By combining two or more words with their own meaning, the new noun will have a new meaning in itself.
— Bed (= resting place) + room (= portion of space surrounded by walls) → Bedroom (= room with a bed used to rest).
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