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ESL forum > Ask for help > what do we call words like "donor-teacher-activist"    

what do we call words like "donor-teacher-activist"



lojein
Tunisia

what do we call words like "donor-teacher-activist"
 
 words like "donor-teacher-activist" are called............... nouns   whereas words like donation /activism/ teaching  are calle general  nouns 
thank you in advance for your help

19 Nov 2013      



douds
Tunisia

donor, activist.... ...:  noun of the person 
donation or teaching ............: noun of the action

19 Nov 2013     



lojein
Tunisia

thank you  dear colleague  but I am wondering whether the expression "personl" noun is correct or not

19 Nov 2013     



tancredo
Portugal

Compound adjectives?

19 Nov 2013     



Jayho
Australia

Donor
Activist
Teacher
 
These are common nouns.
 
You can read more on noun types here
 
Often, (as douds said) with these nouns, there are two types (But I am unaware of the actual term given to these)
the person e.g. donor, educator, collaborator
the noun form of their action e.g. donation, education, collaboration
 
Cheers
 
Jayho
 

19 Nov 2013     



lojein
Tunisia

thanks a lot for your help

20 Nov 2013