part of speech of compound nouns
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 ?
I wish you all a merry Christmas.
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
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