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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
Crescent Moon Raw Material
Scorching Sun Software Engineer
Piping Hot Playing Cards
Murder Case Pillow Cover
Bank Manager Beauty Parlour
Game Changer Detergent Powder
New Moon Corn Flakes
Flour Mill Carom Board
Barbie Doll Rocking Horse
Final Score Ceiling Fan
Bus Station Drying line
Ticket Collector World Cup
Police Officer Pressure Cooker
Wedding Gown Hair Belt
Cricket Player Teddy Bear
Taste Maker Nails Clipper
Vacuum Cleaner Best Friend
Public Sector Exam Form
WhatApp Messenger Water Heater
Washing Machine Motor skills
Main Course Work Profile
Family Restaurant Mixer Grinder
Bell Pepper Concentration Camp
Born Fool Air Cooler
Skipping Rope  

 

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.

Fashlight Rainfall
Classmate Moonlight
Daydream Feedback
Helpline Birthday
Firework Mailbox
Pineapple
Milestone
Sunset
Notepad
Starfish
Kingfisher
Brainwash
Walkout
Cowboy
Bookstore
Sunlight Standby
Shopkeeper Clipboard
Taskbar Deadline
Headline Flashcard
Jellyfish Snowman
Hailstorm Swimsuit
Fishpond Playground
Teapot Postman
Classroom Raincoat
Housewife  Snowfall
Masterpiece Homemade
Backlash Blackboard
Milkman Backlog
Brainstorm Sunrise
Overcoat   Showman
Milkmaid Ballroom
Namesake Playboy
Torchlight Benchmark
Raindrop Churchyard
Bloodshed Manpower
Toolbar Gateway
Courtyard Armchair
Layout Moonlit
Yardstick Wardrobe
Gumboot  

 

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
Black-out Torn-out
Easy-going Pitter-patter
Ill-tempered Three-fold
Sound-proof Twenty-two
Late-comer Newly-weds
Age-old Happy-go-lucky
Facial-kit Full-time
Grand-father State-of-the-art
Stick-in-the-mud Far-off
Over-time Red-handed
Short-lived Water-logged
Tongue-tied Red-carpet
Curtain-raiser House-warming
Sweetly-tuned Awe-inspiring
Chicken-pox Soft-spoken
Tender-hearted Empty-headed
Hydra-headed Feeble-minded
Law-abiding Bed-room
On-duty Pandora-box
In-charge Argus-eyed
Back-bencher Man-eating
High-tech Pollution-free
Mind-boggling Mind-mapping
Ever-increasing Blood-curdling
Mouth-watering Wash-basin
Cloak-room  

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