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    Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation?

    Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation? I've been trying to figure it out but I just can't decide. Thank you!

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    Re: Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation?

    It is a collocation, not a compound noun.

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    Re: Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation?

    'Dizzy' is an adjective – not a noun.

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    Re: Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation?

    Yes, 'dizzy' is an adjective but 'spell' is a noun, so if it is a compound word it would be a compound noun- not a compound adjective.

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    Re: Is "dizzy spell" a compound noun or a collocation?

    It is not a compound word. It is a common collocation — like 'heavy heart', 'glad tidings' or 'flat tyre'.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Mar-2015 at 00:14.

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