NAME: ____________________________________ A compound noun is a noun consisting of two or more words working together as a single unit to name a person, place, or thing. Compound nouns are usually made up of two nouns or an adjective and a noun, but other combinations are also possible, as well. Practice Drills A. Circle the compound noun in each sentence. 1. The girls were playing softball at Veteran’s Park. 2. Amelia brought some balloons for Sam’s birthday. 3. Susan made some delicious cupcakes. 4. Dominic got a sunburn when he was at the beach. 5. I love to eat pancakes every morning. B. Match the words from Column A to Column B to form compound nouns. Write the letter from Column B on the space provided. A ___ 1.bed ___ 2. tooth ___ 3. finger ___ 4. head ___ 5. smart ___ 6. book ___ 7. time ___ 8. hair ___ 9. dish ___ 10. baby B a. ache b. shop c. washer d. table e. room f. sitter g. cut h. paste i. board j. print Commonly Used Collective Nouns PEOPLE THINGS cast - group of actors bunch of grapes staff - group of employees deck of cards army - group of soldiers bouquet of flowers tribe - group of natives range of mountains team - group of athletes loaf of bread class - group of students bunch of keys crew - group of sailors clump of trees board - group of directors fleet of ships choir - group of singers audience - group of people listening at a live concert or lecture ANIMALS flock of birds pod of whales pack of wolves pride of lions gaggle of geese band of coyotes huddle of penguins mob of kangaroos hive of bees colony of ants bed of snakes Practice Drill: Complete each sentence with the most appropriate collective noun. Write your answers on the space provided. 1. Matt went to the grocery to buy a ___________ of grapes. 2. My house was invaded by a ____________ of ants. 3. When I was diving, I saw a ____________ of fish swimming together. 4. I gave my mom a ____________ of flowers on her birthday. 5. A ____________ of lions is not something I would want to disturb! 6. My friend and I walked to the river to feed a ____________ of geese. 7. I want to buy a ____________ of bread. 8. We saw a ____________ of ships in the harbor. 9. The ____________ of soldiers has marched away.