[Grammar] compound nouns sip of water, a cup of cofee?

grammar123

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Hi I'm trying to analyze the grammar of the phrases

A cup of water
a sip of tea
a group of children
A city of ghosts

Is it correctly understood that

Cup and water are 2 seperate nouns?
Or is the whole sentence "Cup of water" or "City of ghosts" a compound noun?

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

They are separate nouns. There are no compound nouns in any of your sentences. This article might help you.
 

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Welcome to the forum. :hi:

They are separate nouns. There are no compound nouns in any of your sentences. This article might help you.

Thank you so much! I really appreciate your help :)
 

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You're welcome. However, please note that there is no need, in future, to write a new post to say "Thank you" to anyone. Simply click on the "Thank" button in the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find useful. It's next to the "Like" button.
 

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Hello grammar123, and welcome to the forum. :)
Please correct the information on your profile page.

By the way, none of what you inquired about in post #1 of this thread is a sentence. They are noun phrases.
 
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