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In the sentence - "Tom could see the anger in Mr. Adams' face."
is "Mr. Adams' face" a compound noun? I know Mr. Adams' is a possessive noun and face is a common noun but I am supposed to list compound nouns.
Same with the sentence "The Team lost their last game of football." I know football is a compound noun, but is "game of football" a compound noun too?
Thank you for reading my question.

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asked by Erik
  1. Mr. Adams' face = not a compound noun

    game of football = not a compound noun

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/compounds.htm

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  2. Thank you for answering my question. What made me confused is that in my study guide, "land of liberty" is listed as a compound noun. I am still confused why "land of liberty" is a compound noun but "game of football" is not. Thank you for your help!

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    posted by Erik
  3. I don't think "land of liberty" is a compound noun either. Please point this out to your teacher ... the study guide is incorrect. I can find more websites from universities to prove it if you need the proof!

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