Many nouns are sometimes preceded by nouns which indicate, for example, what something is made of (as in a cardboard box), where something is (as in a hilltop village), or when something happens (as in an evening concert). These productive noun-noun combinations are dealt with in Section 12.The nouns listed here are ones which are always or typically preceded by another noun.In the lists below, we often give a noun in brackets after the listed noun. This is a noun that typically occurs before the listed noun. Many of these combinations, like shop assistant and blood donor, are frequent enough to be termed compound nouns. Other nouns may often be used as well.Nouns with this pattern belong to the following meaning groups:The 'trader' groupThe 'collector' groupThe 'soup' groupThe 'bottle' groupThe 'opener' groupThe 'lotion' groupThe 'crystal' groupThe 'factory' groupThe 'surface' groupThe 'addiction' groupThe 'hunting' groupThe 'shortage' groupThe 'agency' groupThe 'industry' groupThe 'season' groupNouns with other meaningsOther related patterns
n NThe noun is preceded by another noun.