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attributive noun

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  • noun a noun that modifies another noun attributively and that is optional (that is, it can be removed without affecting the grammar of the sentence); a noun used as an adjective.

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  • In “water droplets”, the word “water” is the attributive noun, whereas the word “droplets” is the attributed noun.

    December 10, 2017