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Nouns used as modifiers

Nouns used as modifiers

Many nouns are often used to modify another noun - that is, used before the other noun. These nouns have the pattern oft N n in the Collins Cobuild English Dictionary, and are often called noun modifiers.
 Nounnoun
anafternoonmeeting
 cottonsocks
ariversidepub
Nouns used as modifiers include the following:
MaterialsFood and drinkPlacesTimesNouns with other meanings

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