Hi everyone how are you?
I have an issue with"how can I distinguish between attributive nouns and compound nouns especially with separated words of compound??
What are the similarities and differences between them???
As you know compound nouns have three types:
- separated words: bus stop,,apple tree
- closed or single words :firefly
- hyphenated :dry-cleaning
some sites says apple tree is an attributive and other says is compound
but I've read in a website that both compound and attributive nouns don't accept s plural to the main word as a general rule and in CN the main word is stressed but in attributive **both words is stressed
Am I right??please correct me and if you know anything just write it and I appreciate that