How to obtain a list of compound words as nouns?

Example: polar bear

I can only detect polar as an adjective and bear as a noun. But polar bear is actually a “noun”. How do I obtain a free list of such?

Another example: hot dog.

Answer

One thing that might help you is to know that often when an adjective and noun are combined to become a noun, there is a hyphen between the words, though the hyphen tends to get dropped as the compound comes into more general usage. The spellcheck on your computer may give you. I can’t document this, but it seems to me that spellchecks tend to lag a bit behind general usage and keep the hyphen longer. Otherwise you just have to go with common sense and the context in which the words are used.

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Source : Link , Question Author : trillions , Answer Author : Sally Canzoneri

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