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Default Re: part of speech of compound nouns

They are all compound nouns consisting of noun + noun. Each part of a compound is described with its normal part of speech. For example...

blackberry : compound noun consisting of adjective + noun
roadworthy : compound adjective consisting of noun + adjective
on-going : compound adjective consisting of preposition + verb
freeze-dried : compound adjective consisting of verb + verb

etc
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