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Compound Words

A compound word is a word that combines two or more distinct words to create a word with a specific meaning.

There are three types of compound words:

  • Closed compounds are compound words that are written as single words, e.g. keyboard.
  • Hyphenated compounds are words that use a hyphen between two or more words, e.g. mother-in-law.
  • Open compounds are words that are often used together, but have a space in between, e.g. living room.

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