I like to know when noun is used as adjective.


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Oxford is noun but here it is functioning as an adjective

  • Really? I thought it was always a noun.
    – user119042
    Sep 6, 2020 at 7:05
  • Oxford is describing dictionary.Nouns can also function as an adjective.for more info about nouns functioning as an adjective you can use the following link englishclub.com/grammar/nouns-adjective.htm
    – Muzaffar
    Sep 6, 2020 at 7:12
  • If I say, Oxford University or Oxford University Pres?
    – Md Haque
    Sep 6, 2020 at 7:28
  • Then, What is difference between compound noun and noun adjective?
    – Md Haque
    Sep 6, 2020 at 7:32
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    "Oxford" is a noun in the proper name Oxford Dictionary, which we say has composite heads. Note that nouns don't function as adjectives -- they may function as subjects, objects, heads, modifiers and complements etc. Not everything that modifies a noun is an adjective!
    – BillJ
    Sep 6, 2020 at 9:16

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