Compound nouns are two nouns put together. When we combine the two nouns to make a compound noun, we are making a new word.
bed + room = bedroom
- I bought a new bed.
- My house has 4 rooms.
- I study in my bedroom.
Here is a list of the most common compound nouns.
Sometimes two nouns are used together, but they are not one word. However, if you remove one of the words, then the meaning changes.
|cell phone||elementary school||full moon||high school|
|hot dog||life jacket||light bulb||orange juice|
|post office||real estate||vacuum cleaner||video game|
Some compound nouns have a hyphen or two.
You will naturally learn compound nouns as you continue to study and learn English, so you do not need to spend a lot of time studying compound nouns. But it is important to understand this basic English grammar.