Monday, May 25, 2009

Noun + Noun compounds

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Often in English a noun + noun compound is formed to create an expression.


a horse race (a kind of race)

a race horse (a kind of horse)

baby bottle (a kind of bottle)

a conference room (a kind of room)

In some classifying expressions we use a structure with possessive 's. This is common when we are talking about things that are used by a person or animal: the first noun refers to the user.

a woman's magazine
a man's sweater

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