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Compound Nouns - Glossary of Terms


Compound Nouns

A compound noun is one comprising at least two words.  (Sometimes, they are hyphenated.)

Examples:

Mother-in-law
Board of members
Court-martial
Forget-me-not
Manservant

Interactive example:

 
My mother-in-law says you need 3 spoonfuls of cooking-oil. [show me the compound nouns]
 
Associated pages:
 
What are nouns?
The different types of nouns
Hyphens in compound nouns
Glossary of grammatical terms
 
 

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