Is "fur coat" a compound noun? For example, "First, its husky build and heavy fur coat allowed the Samoyed to sand changes in temperature."

1 Answer
Apr 25, 2016

No; "fur" is an adjective describing the noun "coat"


A compound noun is a single word which is a noun composed of two (usually) nouns joined together to form a new word.

For example:
#color(white)("XXX")#football: foot + ball
#color(white)("XXX")#heartache: heart + ache