#EngClass: Compound Nouns (2)

Today we will continue our lesson about compound nouns.

You can visit englishtips4u.com/2017/04/27/engclass-compound-nouns/for the first lesson.
Compound nouns can be made from:

  1. Two nouns

E.g. 

a. Backpack: Suzy was carrying a backpack.

b. Bathroom: I have to go to the bathroom.

c. Toothpaste: Her mouth is full of toothpaste.
2. An adjective and a noun

E.g.

a. Full moon: A full moon hovered in the sky.

b. Mobile phone: He forgot to charge his mobile phone.

c. Whiteboard: She look at the whiteboard.
3. A verb and a noun

E.g.

a. Washing mashine: Is the washing machine working now?

b. Swimming pool: The hotel has a restaurant, bar, and swimming pool.

c. Driving license: The policeman asked to see his driving license.
4. A noun and a verb

E.g. 

a. Sunrise: There was a spectacular sunrise yesterday.

b. Haircut: I’ve had a really awful haircut.

c. Rainfall: Heavy rainfall in the mountain caused the floods.
5. Other combination

a. A preposition and a noun

E.g. Upstairs: I went upstairs and had a shower.

b. A noun and prepositional phrase.

E.g. Brother-in-law: The fact that he is your brother-in-law should not affect your decision.

Compiled and written by @sherlydarmali for @EnglishTips4U on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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