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    Collocation or Compund noun?

    Hello!

    Is the term "heavy smoker" a compound noun, a collocation, or both.

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    Re: Collocation or Compund noun?

    I'd say more a collocation than a compound noun- it's just an adjective that commonly modifies that noun, but there are other possibilities, and it seems to be less of a compound than chain smoker/chain-smoker/chainsmoker.

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