4 Ways to Combine Nouns

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In English, two or more nouns can be combined in several ways. In this post we show you four of the main ways that nouns can be combined.

  1. ’s possessive: today’s meeting, Google’s objective, Lee’s desk  
  2. one noun used as an adjective: labour costs, business card, a lunchtime talk
    Note: The noun acting as an adjective precedes the noun being described. It answers the question “What?”
    Q: “What type of costs are these?” A: They are costs related to labour: labour costs
    Q: “What type of card is this?” A: It is a card related to business: a business card
    Q: “What kind of talk is this?” A: It is a talk given at lunchtime: a lunchtime talk 
  3. joined with ‘of’: director of operations, letter of credit, the nature of work  
  4. joined into one word: workforce, database

Next week we’ll explain how to combine nouns using hyphens.

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