NOUNS IN FUNCTION OF ADJECTIVES
Noun often functions as adjective determining another noun:
A noun used as adjective mostly determined:
|driving force, fuel etc.||gas stove|
|function, profession, abilities etc.||card player|
In colloquial speech, many pairs of nouns, we write together:
There are common and compound nouns in English.
Common nouns do not arise from putting other words together:
Compound nouns are a combination of two or more words:
|noun+ -ing||mushroom picking|
|ing+ noun||living room|
|preposition/ adverb + noun||the Underground|
Together, separately or with a conjunction?
There are no consistent rules in spelling compound noun. It is possible to find two ways of spelling the same word depending on the source:
farmhouse/ farm house
living room/ living-room