Compound Noun

compound Noun




It consist two or more word combination, most compound nouns in English are formed by nouns modified by other nouns or adjectives.


   Noun+Noun    PoliceManPoliceman
  Noun+Noun   DiningTableDinning Table
 Verb+Noun Washing MachineWashing machine
  Adjective+               Noun Soft waresoftware



compound noun often have a meaning that is different from the two words.

Many common compound nouns are formed from phrasal verbs (verb + Adverb + or Adverb + verb)

Example:Breakdown, Outbreak, Cutback, Drive in, Drop out, feedback, Flyover,Set-back


Uses of Compound Noun:

  1. Typhoid is Outbreak in the city.
  2. Teacher given very positive feedback about john studies.
  3. Flyover help to reduce traffic problems in the metropolitan city
  4. A big electric breakdown expected today.