Is it Noun?

How are you all today and Every day?

my question is  in this sentence  

"The severity of the task ahead became apparent"

is word "severity " noun?

what about " the task" is it noun too?

Can be double noun?

and what we call this term something of something ?

Have a nice day/night 

May 30, 2018 1:03 PM
Comments · 4

Yes, there can be two nouns in the same position in a sentence. The two nouns here are part of a noun phrase in the subject position.

The “of” construct here is just another way of showing possession. You can also say, “The task’s severity...”

May 30, 2018
Thanks Abdullah I appreciate your answer
May 30, 2018
Thanks bluebottle I appreciate your answer
May 30, 2018

Personally I would treat 1=''The severity of the task ahead'' as a noun.

One could then say that 1=''the difficulty'' became apparent.

I don't know what the grammatical name for it is. I would call it a 'noun construct'.

May 30, 2018