What are some examples of compound nouns?
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!)