What are compound proper nouns?
A compound noun is a noun made up of two or more words that form a noun with a meaning of its own.
A proper noun is the name or title of a specific person, place, or thing.
There are three types of compound nouns :
- closed (football, bathtub, highway, etc.)
- hyphenated (mother-in-law, t-shirt, x-ray, etc.)
- open spaced (paint brush, ice cream, school bus, etc.)
Examples of compound, proper nouns :
- Nelson Mandela
- South Africa
Secretary-General of the United Nations
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Longfellow (American poet)
"Nineteen Eighty-Four" by George Orwell