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Compound words

When two words are used together to make a new meaning, a compound word is formed. There are three types of compound word: open compound (ice cream); closed compound (doorknob); or hyphenated compound (long-term).

 

countryside headquarters themselves throughout waistcoat

living room dining table full moon.

long-term up-to-date high-tech empty-handed

 

What other compound words can you find?

When does a compound word need a hyphen?

 

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