Compound Noun Examples in Sentences

Compound Noun Examples in Sentences

Compound Nouns

Nouns made up of more than one word are called compound nouns. Let’s see some examples:

  • Football
  • Policeman
  • Water tank
  • Girlfriend
  • Brother-in-law

Compound nouns are divided into three. Please see:

  • Separately written compound nouns,
  • Compound nouns as one word,
  • And finally, compound nouns as hyphenated (-)

When compound nouns consist of two words being put into one word, sometimes they do not give the same meaning as the separate use of those two words. The best example of this would be “hotdog”. When we say “hotdog”, we think of those beautiful sausages we see around the corner when we are very hungry, and craving for them. However, when we use the words “hot” and “dog” separately, we think of a hot dog. Yes, that does not make any sense.

Compound Noun Examples in Sentences

1.We need to get to the airport.

2.Make another choice.

3.The plan backfired on us and we lost a lot of money.

4.My father plays baseball every day.

5.We anticipate a heavy rainfall tomorrow.

6. Somebody’s watching you.

7.Do you have school today?

8.I can’t figure out how to upload an image.