Nouns used as Adjectives
Noun adjective: it is possible for a noun to describe another noun. The modifying noun is placed directly before the noun it modifies and acts like an adjective.
Nouns used as adjectives are never plural, even when its reference is plural.
We know that an adjective is a word placed before a noun and further describes the noun.
Examples of regular adjectives:
It was a blue ball.
Blue = adjective
Ball = noun
There was a beautiful sunset in the distance.
Beautiful = adjective
Sunset = noun
The above examples are traditional adjectives used in their regular usage.
Let’s look at nouns being used as adjectives
A wood box is on the table. -> Box made of wood
Wood = noun used as an adjective to describe…
Box = noun
She was wearing a gold bracelet. -> Bracelet made of gold.
Gold = noun used as an adjective to describe…
Bracelet = noun
Mrs. Thompson cools herself with a paper fan. -> Fan made of paper
Paper = noun that’s an adjective to describe…
Fan = noun
We were eating a blueberry pie. -> pie made of blueberries
Blueberry = noun as an adjective to describe…
Pie = noun
Some noun and noun adjectives are written as one word.
These are two words, both nouns, which are written as one word. The first noun is modifying the second.
*End of lesson on Nouns as Adjectives*