Gabriela
Inglês - Palavras compostas Eu estava estudando e fiquei em dúvida em uma questão. Assinale a expressão formada por dois substantivos em que o primeiro qualifica o segundo. A reposta correta é elm tree, mas não entendi porque living room não poderia ser a resposta. Living não é substantivo? Por favor, se alguém puder me ajudar, agradeço!
Dec 3, 2014 6:21 PM
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Olá Gabriela You are right that with compound nouns in English the first word qualifies the second. For example, an 'elm tree' is a tree, and the word 'elm' specifies what type of tree it is. Likewise, the word 'living' tells you what kind of room a 'living room' is. I don't know what question you were asked, so I can't tell you why 'elm tree' was the correct answer, or why 'living room' wasn't accepted as an answer. 'Living' is a gerund, which is a type of noun (substantivo). 'Living room' is a similar type of compound noun to 'swimming pool', in which the gerund ( ing form) qualifies the noun which follows it. Please ask if that isn't clear.
December 3, 2014
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