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1 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 1 Many expressions comprise two nouns which together make a third, such as: a postman

2 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 2 Some of these are so familiar, that they are now complete words in their own right, such as: a watchtower or of course postman

3 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 3 Others are half-way through this process, and so are hyphenated, such as: a life-form

4 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 4 Still others are only just starting this process, and so remain separate, such as: car parts

5 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 5 YES, it IS difficult to know when to hyphenate, even for native-speakers. You sometimes have to GUESS, but even if its wrong, dont worry too much about it, there are worse mistakes to make …… Have a go at the following …. See reference information about hyphenation in English HERE!

6 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 6 a filter for making coffee = a coffee filter

7 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 7 a ball for kicking with the feet = a football (just so that you get at least ONE right ……..)

8 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 8 a loan you get from the bank ……. = a bank loan

9 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs START AGAIN 9 a test you have for your eyes = an eye test

10 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 10 © Chris Snuggs 10 © Chris Snuggs 10 © Chris Snuggs 10 START AGAIN 10 someone who takes care of your building = a caretaker

11 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 11 © Chris Snuggs 11 © Chris Snuggs 11 © Chris Snuggs 11 START AGAIN 11 a story about love = a love story

12 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 12 © Chris Snuggs 12 © Chris Snuggs 12 © Chris Snuggs 12 START AGAIN 12 a period of hot weather when the heat comes in waves = a heatwave

13 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 13 © Chris Snuggs 13 © Chris Snuggs 13 © Chris Snuggs 13 START AGAIN 13 someone in the fashion business who designs dresses = a dress designer

14 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 14 © Chris Snuggs 14 © Chris Snuggs 14 © Chris Snuggs 14 START AGAIN 14 the leader of the team = the team leader

15 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 15 © Chris Snuggs 15 © Chris Snuggs 15 © Chris Snuggs 15 START AGAIN 15 dependency on benefits = benefit dependency

16 © Chris Snuggs10 May, 2012 Self-testing Practice – Compound Nouns (30 items) © Chris Snuggs 16 © Chris Snuggs 16 © Chris Snuggs 16 © Chris Snuggs 16 START AGAIN 16 the programming of computers = computer programming

17 a lightning-conductor 17 a strip of metal used to conduct lightning to the ground from the top of a building such as a church = a lightning conductor 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 17 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

18 a lightning-conductor 18 a computer designed to be used on the top of a desk = a desktop computer 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 18 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

19 a lightning-conductor 19 a game you play on a board, Snakes and Ladders for example = a board game 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 19 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

20 a lightning-conductor 20 someone who designs boards with electrical circuits = a circuit-board designer 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 20 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

21 a lightning-conductor 21 a board used as a base for ironing = an ironing-board 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 21 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

22 a lightning-conductor 22 a board used for putting notices on = a noticeboard 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 22 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

23 a lightning-conductor 23 a ladder with steps = a stepladder 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 23 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

24 a lightning-conductor 24 a device for driving screws into a material = a screwdriver 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 24 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

25 a lightning-conductor 25 a craftsman who lays bricks to make walls = a bricklayer 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 25 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

26 a lightning-conductor 26 a craftsman who fits carpets = a carpet fitter 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 26 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives I prefer carpet-fitter …..

27 a lightning-conductor 27 a drill used to hammer holes in concrete and stone = a hammer drill 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 27 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

28 a lightning-conductor 28 a shade for a lamp = a lampshade 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 28 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

29 a lightning-conductor 29 a gnome that people buy for their gardens = a garden gnome 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 29 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives

30 a lightning-conductor 30 a shade for a lamp = a waterbed 10 May, 2012© Chris Snuggs 30 START AGAIN Self-testing Practice – Nouns as Adjectives This collocation is now so familiar that it is usually spelled waterbed these days.


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