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Noun Clusters 
The construction of  English word presents many problem.  There are more than one million word in the English language.  The alphabet contain only twenty six letters.  They combinein varied patterns to produce words.  These basic letters produce forty five sounds.  Many latters, therefore, have more than one sound. This often couse language difficulties.
NOTE
The word that bold not independent but part from a group.  The function of words as a headword and with word a head or that follow can form unity ( noun clusters)

Example
Modifier
       Many
       Forty five
       More than one
       The
       These basic
       Difficulties
       Long

              Headword
       Problems
       Sounds
       Sound
       Alphabet
       Letters
       Language

  
 A NOUN MODIFIER
Two nouns do not require a hyphen.
She bought some cat food      
                                    cat (n.) modifies food (n.)
We bought two foot stools     
                                    two (det.) modifies foot(n.)                       
                                     modifies stools (n.)
The train station is nearby                                            train (n.)
             modifies station (n.)

A DOUBLE-NOUN MODIFIER
Use a hyphen to link two nouns that modify another noun, or to clarify which noun modifies which word.
Example :
She bought a cat-food dish    
                      cat-food (adj.)                                                       
         modifies dish (n.)
We bought two-foot stools                           two-foot (adj.)                                  
          modifies stools (n.)
  PLURAL NOUN MODIFIER
Normally, adjectives do not take the plural form. However, these are exceptions:
1) indicates variety
2) no singular noun form exists
3) specifies a degree or field of study
4) specifies an office, department or division
5) refers to a news or social issue.
Example
       Indicates variety : It is a sports magazine  
       No singular form exists : United States law prohibits torture
       Specifies a certificate : My sister received her Creative Arts certificate. 

       Specifies a division : You will find him in the Language Arts division.
       Specifies a social issue : The gay rights issue of marriage has gone to court.


SINGULAR NOUN MODIFIER
Often, singular and plural forms avoid confusion by differentiating two possible meanings such as. proper name v. generic noun.  Hyphenated modifiers cause irregular plural modifiers to conform to the singular modifier convention.
Example : She has excellent linguistic skills, She has creative art abilities.
Example
Modifier                    Headword
The                            Construction
Over one million               Word
The                              Relationship

Preposition        +     Noun clusters
Of                                                     English word
In                                             The english language
Of                                             Symbols and sounds


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