° There are many compound nouns formed with a verb + preposition, or preposition + verb combination.
- an outbreak of food poisoning
- The city has a bypass, which keeps traffic out of the centre.
- I'll need regular updates on her progress.
° Some of these nouns operate as phrasal verbs, and some don't.
- Rioting has broken out all over the city.
- I passed by your house on the way to the station.
- There is no verb
to date up.
Here are some example sentences with a compound noun starting with the word given.
a meal you buy in a restaurant to eat at home
- Shall we eat out or get a takeaway (US takeout)?
2. They were involved in a takeover
two years ago.
getting control of a company by buying most of its shares
3. You can download
it for free. I'll forward the link to you.
information obtained from the Internet, usually free
4. It was gambling that eventually led to his downfall
failure or ruin following success
5. I didn't bring an umbrella, so I got soaked in yesterday's downpour
a lot of rain that falls fast
6. I've bought a new outfit for the party tomorrow.
a set of clothes worn together
7. We may not know the outcome
of the meeting until tomorrow.
the final result of something, when no one knows what to expect
8. The outlook
for people on low incomes is grim.
the likely future situation
9. After her husband died, Anna had an emotional breakdown.
a serious mental illness
10. It is a significant breakthrough
in computer design.
new and successful development
And here are some examples of compound nouns ending with the word given.
11. You need to have a copy of your work as a backup
) in case something goes wrong with the computer.
support or help
12. She is going through a break-up
right now. That's why she is depressed.
ending a relationship
13. This firm is currently facing a radical shake-up
a large change
Can you think of any other combinations matching this type of nouns?