Here are two compound nouns
- Heavy pipe fitting works.
- The biggest pipe fitting works.
In the first compound noun the adjective heavy qualifies the first noun pipe. But in the second compound noun, the adjective biggest qualifies the second noun works, while the place of both the adjectives in both the sentences is same.
- I want to know what the rule is of using adjectives with compound nouns. How do I know which adjective qualifies which noun?
- What is meant by works? In what sense has it been used. Is it plural or singular? I tried to search this word on the internet and in a dictionary but found nothing.