Today we will learn about compound nouns.
Compound nouns are words that consist of two or more words that are join together to make a single noun.
Compound nouns usually are formed by nouns plus nouns or adjectives or prepositions or verbs.
Compound nouns are expressed in three ways:
- Closed form: the words are written as a single word (no space)
a. Makeup: A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear.
b. Bedroom: If you’d like to stay, we got a spare bedroom for you.
c. Notebook: Suzan brought out a notebook to study at library.
2. Hyphenate form: the words are written with hyphen between words
a. Sister-in-law: My sister-in-law stared at her reflection in the mirror.
b. Six-pack: Harry got a six-pack in eight weeks.
c. Three-year-old: Gwen articulates well for a three-year-old kid.
3. Closed form: the words are written with a space between words
a. Post office: Look straight ahead and you will see the post office.
b. Sleeping bag: The sleeping bag is very warm.
c. First aid: Did you learn any first aid at school?