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    Default compuond noun and noun phrase

    How can we know someone saying about a compound noun oc a noun phrase?
    Ex : a darkroom / a dark room
    a greenhouse / a green house
    a hothouse / a hot house

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    Default Re: compuond noun and noun phrase

    By the context in which it is used.

    The photographer went into his darkroom to develop the film
    There was a noise in the dark room, where all the curtains were drawn.

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    Default Re: compuond noun and noun phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    How can we know someone saying about a compound noun oc a noun phrase?
    Ex : a darkroom / a dark room
    a greenhouse / a green house
    a hothouse / a hot house

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    the stress in darkroom ect. comes on the first word. In dark room the stress is on room.

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    Default Re: compuond noun and noun phrase

    So what do " a 'high school" and " a high 'school" mean?

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    Context?

    There is a form of equestrianism called High School; a certain grade of secondary school is high school - which in some cases may be written as a compound "Highschool".

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    I don't have any context. I only know the stress of them. Is there any differences between them?

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    Default Re: compuond noun and noun phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    I don't have any context. I only know the stress of them. Is there any differences between them?
    What wanda said applies to a lot of these pairs, but certainly not to all of them. For compound words, the dictionary will often indicate the stress.

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