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 COMPOUND WORDS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE HAS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF WORDS. IT IS FLEXIBLE AND ALWAYS CHANGING, AS COMPOUND WORDS ALLOW PEOPLE TO CREATE NEW WORDS AS THE NEED ARISES.

WHAT IS COMPOUND WORD?

ONE WORD JOINS WITH ANOTHER WORD AND MAKES A THIRD WORD WHICH IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT IN MEANING FROM THE FIRST TWO PARENT WORDS. THIS IS KNOWN AS A COMPOUND WORD. TWO WORDS ARE COMBINED TO MAKE A NEW WORD, YOU CAN QUICKLY PROVIDE ALL THE INFORMATION NEEDED. 
COMPOUND WORDS ARE OF THREE TYPES THAT ARE IMPORTANT
OPEN FORM - CLOSE FORM - HYPHENATED.

OPEN FORM :

OPEN COMPOUND WORDS ARE FORMED WHEN TWO WORDS REMAIN SEPARATE ON THE PAGE BUT ARE USED TOGETHER TO CREATE A NEW IDEA WITH SPECIFIC MEANING. EG. ATTORNEY AND GENERAL ARE USED TO FORM THE OPEN COMPOUND WORD "ATTORNEY GENERAL". , PEANUT BUTTER, ICE CREAM, HOT DOG, POST OFFICE, FULL MOON, ETC.

CLOSED FORM

CLOSED COMPOUND WORDS ARE FORMED WHEN TWO FULLY INDEPENDENT, UNIQUE WORDS ARE COMBINED TO CREATE NEW WORD. EG. BULLFROG, SNOWBALL, MAILBOX,INSIDE, BASKETBALL, ETC.

HYPHENATED COMPOUND

WHEN TWO SEPARATE WORDS ARE JOINED TOGETHER BY A HYPHEN CALLED HYPHENATED COMPOUND WORD. EG. TW0-FOLD, FATHER- IN- LAW, LONG-TERM.


HOW COMPOUND WORDS ARE FORMED LEARN BY EXAMPLES:

ARM + CHAIR         = ARMCHAIR
FISH + NET             =  FISHNET
HOME +WORK       =  HOME WORK
SUN  + BATH          =   SUNBATH

LET US LEARN BY SOME EXCERSICE


WRITE A COMPOUND WORD FOR EACH  OF THE FOLLOWING WORDS.


MAKE A WORD TO BY ADDING TWO WORD

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