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  1. Compound and Collective Nouns 2-2 P. 85

  2. Compound Nouns • A noun of two or more words is a compound noun. • Some compound nouns are written as one word, some are written as two or more words, and some are written with hyphens.

  3. Which nouns are compound? • Airplane • Happiness • Lunchtime • Sister-in-law • Backpack • Playpen • Imitation • Classroom • High school • Sorrow • Houses • sadness

  4. Collective Nouns • A collective noun names a group or a collection of people, animals, or things considered as a unit. • Class • Flock • Herd • family

  5. Which nouns are collective nouns. • 13. The team played poorly. • 14. The crowd sounded like a herd of elephants. • 15. Overhead we saw a flock of geese. • 16. The band played the national anthem. • 17. The staff included professionals and nonprofessionals.