Why we call it "A question bank" or "Question bank" in a singular form of "question"?

Why it is not "questions" in a plural form, 'cause it implies for many questions.. not just one?

Is it sth related to compound-nouns?

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    Does this answer your question? Which way is correct to say "technologies websites" or "technology websites" and why?
    – stangdon
    May 20, 2021 at 11:42
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    The short answer is "because we don't use plurals when we use a noun like an adjective." It is a horse race, not a horses race, a book store, not a books store, etc.
    – stangdon
    May 20, 2021 at 11:44
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    But, why we say "clothes shop" and "sports club" in a plural form? Here, we use nouns as adjectives in a plural form
    – NIA Team
    May 20, 2021 at 18:52
  • That's a good point. I will say that "clothes shop" does not quite sound like fluent American English, but "sports club" does. The best explanation I could probably give is that there are multiple kinds of sports at a sports club; we often pluralize nouns that would not normally be plural if we mean "multiple kinds of ____", like "I see five fish", but speak about "the fishes of the Mediterranean."
    – stangdon
    May 20, 2021 at 19:35
  • I got it, but "question bank" also contains multiple and different kinds/types of question forms.. right?
    – NIA Team
    May 20, 2021 at 21:16


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