English

“Compound and Collective nouns.”

Compound Noun

A compound noun is a word formed from two are more words, these words can be nouns, verbs or adjectives.

These words may combined to make new nouns.

Noun + Noun

Verb+Noun

Ajd+Noun

boyfriend

girlfriend

manhole

breakfast

grindstone

worksheet

full-moon

software

hardware

Things to remember

 A compound noun is always

 A compound noun is primarily .

Collective Noun

Collective nouns identify groups of other nouns as a single unit.

A collective noun is usually expressed when an exact number is either unknown or not needed.

People

Animals

A thing

team

committee

family

crowd

herd

shoal

flight

gaggle

pack

bunch

packet

pile

Things to remember

 A collective noun may describe the type or characteristic of the group   .

 A shoal of fish can be many types of fish is a loose group

A school of fish is a group of fish that are are all of the same species swimming in a close formation.

Compound nouns can be written as one word.

They can be written with two words.

With a hyphen

Wallpaper/birdcage

post office/eye shadow

lamp-post/tee-shirt

Identifier:

   *Unique;  A word, in and to itself, unique. proper nouns.

 **General; A word that can represent a "unique identifier" without the need of a "determiner" e.g. a, the, every. pronouns.

 

 

Descriptor:

    ^Unique;   A word that is used as an introduction to help define a "unique identifier" or a "general identifier". common nouns.

   ^^General;  A word that is used to define things made from matter. concrete nouns.

^^^intangible; A word is used to define things absent of matter. abstract nouns.