# What part of speech is "dragon wings"?

## a. compound noun b. pronoun phrase c. adverbial phrase d. compound adjective?

Mar 12, 2018

It is a compound noun.

#### Explanation:

Nouns name a person, place or thing. Compound nouns are combinations of two words that form a new noun. They can have spaces, hyphens, or combined as one word. Here are some examples:

$\text{tooth + paste = toothpaste}$
$\text{washing + machine = washing machine}$
$\text{green + house = greenhouse}$
$\text{passer + by = passer-by}$

As you can see, they can be combinations of pretty much any types of speech, as long as the resulting word is a person, place, or a thing.

$\text{dragon's wings" " = " "possessive noun + noun}$

Since "dragon's wings" is a combination that names a thing, it is a compound noun.