Home GRAMMAR Compound Words

Compound Words

GRAMMAR_Compound Words

 

WHAT IS COMPOUND WORD?


When two different words are combined or linked together to make a new word, a Compound Word is formed. Here two unique words are applied together to make a new meaning. Two different ideas are skillfully combined in one word.

……..e.g. sunshine
……………notebook
……………weekend
……………bookmark
……………homework
……………call back
……………living room
……………one-third
……………mother-in-law
……………one-sided   etc.

TYPES OF COMPOUND WORDS


…… OPEN COMPOUNDS

      CLOSED COMPOUNDS
      HYPHENATED COMPOUNDS

OPEN COMPOUNDS


Open Compounds
are written as two separate words but said together as one word with its own meaning. They are always made up of two or more words that are written separately, using a space between them.

high school love letter
dining table real estate
key board fine art
help desk age group
put together living room
blood bank
air force
seat belt
cell phone
racing car
human being
table tennis
goal keeper
hair cutting
traffic jam

 

 

CLOSED COMPOUNDS


Closed Compounds are formed when two particular words are joined together. They are always linked or united with two unique words, without using a space between them.

flashlight rainfall
classmate moonlight
daydream feedback
helpline birthday
firework mailbox
pineapple
milestone
sunset
notepad
starfish
kingfisher
brainwash
walkout
cowboy
bookstore

 

HYPHENATED COMPOUNDS


Hyphenated Compounds
are formed by using a hyphen. Two or more than two words are systematically connected with hyphen, to prevent ambiguity or uncertainty.

well-being on-site
mind-blowing self-respect
new-age long-term
merry-go-round father-in-law
runner-up well-being
in-depth
south-east
up-to-date editor-in-chief
check-in
sign-off
bad-tempered
worn-out
build-up
part-time

 

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here