What are some examples of compound nouns?

1 Answer
Feb 4, 2016


Compound nouns are two words that act as a noun when put together (sometimes with a space and sometimes not).


Compound nouns are considered nouns in their full form, but can be made up of a noun and a number of other parts of speech.

Examples of compound nouns are:

  • bus stop (technically two nouns!)
  • washing machine (technically a verb and a noun!)
  • father-in-law (technically a noun/prepositional phrase!)
  • blackboard (technically an adjective and a noun!)