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Unread Dec 25th, 2012, 04:41 am
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Default part of speech of compound nouns

Hello everyone,

Would you please tell me to what part of speech do these words belong ?

work permit ; video game ; bike trailer...

Should they be listed under the category of:

a) compound nouns = 1 part of speech (does it exist ?)

b) noun (video; work; bike)
+ noun (game; permit; trailer) =
2 similar parts of speech

c) descriptive adjectives OR nouns functioning as adjectives ? (video; work; bike...)
+ nouns (permit; game; trailer) =
2 different parts of speech ?

Many thanks.
I wish you all a merry Christmas.
Hela
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