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:
- Two nouns
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
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
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
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.