Hyphenated Compound Words List & Flashcards

Hyphenated Compound Words List & Flashcards
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Combine the words to make a compound word: cross + reference =
cross-reference
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Combine the words to make a compound word: twenty + one =
twenty-one
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Combine the words to make a compound word: half + finished =
half-finished
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Combine the words to make a compound word: two + year + old =
two-year-old
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Combine the words to make a compound word: north + east
northeast
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Combine the words to make a compound word: high + quality =
high-quality
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Combine the words to make a compound word: self + esteem =
self-esteem
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Fill in the blank: If you don't know whether to hyphenate a compound word, look in the _____.
dictionary
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Fill in the blank: Hyphenate compound words when two nouns make a _____.
verb
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Fill in the blank: Hyphenate compound words when they precede a _____.
noun
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Hyphenation/Hyphenating
The act of using a hyphen to form a compound word.
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Hyphen
A punctuation mark used to make compound words.
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Compound Word
A word formed then two words are combined to form a new word with a new meaning.
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Most people know common compound words, like southwest and great-grandmother. Learning about hyphenated compound words can help writers communicate meaning to their readers. For instance, if you want to tell a story about a running-shoe department, it's helpful to know that running-shoe is hyphenated. Otherwise, your readers might think you're trying to tell them about a shoe department that's on the run! Also, knowing some of the most common hyphenated compound words can save you time, because you won't have to look up these words in the dictionary.

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Compound Word
A word formed then two words are combined to form a new word with a new meaning.
Hyphen
A punctuation mark used to make compound words.
Hyphenation/Hyphenating
The act of using a hyphen to form a compound word.
Fill in the blank: Hyphenate compound words when they precede a _____.
noun
Fill in the blank: Hyphenate compound words when two nouns make a _____.
verb
Fill in the blank: If you don't know whether to hyphenate a compound word, look in the _____.
dictionary
Combine the words to make a compound word: self + esteem =
self-esteem
Combine the words to make a compound word: high + quality =
high-quality
Combine the words to make a compound word: north + east
northeast
Combine the words to make a compound word: two + year + old =
two-year-old
Combine the words to make a compound word: half + finished =
half-finished
Combine the words to make a compound word: twenty + one =
twenty-one
Combine the words to make a compound word: cross + reference =
cross-reference
Combine the words to make a compound word: full + length =
full-length
Combine the words to make a compound word: city + state =
city-state
Combine the words to make a compound word: sister + in + law =
sister-in-law
Choose the correct compound word: halfhearted or half-hearted
halfhearted
Choose the correct compound word: classroom or class-room
classroom
Choose the correct compound word: wellbeing or well-being
well-being
Choose the correct compound word: bookkeeping or book-keeping
bookkeeping
Choose the correct compound word: softspoken or soft-spoken
soft-spoken
Choose the correct compound word: childlike or child-like
childlike
Choose the correct compound word: stepfather or step-father
stepfather
Choose the correct compound word: allAmerican or all-American
all-American
Choose the correct compound word: runnerup or runner-up
runner-up
Choose the correct compound word: grandmother or grand-mother
grandmother

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