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Open Compound Words List & Flashcards

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Identify the open compound word for the picture below:

_____ cone

Ice cream
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Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Do you have a favorite video game that you want to play this afternoon?

Video game - by using together 'video' and 'game', we have an open compound word that describes a specific kind of game.
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Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Say hello to the bus driver when you step onto the bus.

Bus driver - 'bus' and 'driver' can stand alone as words, but form a new meaning when used together.
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Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Chelsey has a sweet tooth. She ate four brownies after lunch.

Sweet tooth - this open compound word describes someone who likes to eat a lot of sweet foods.
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Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

The space shuttle is heading towards the moon.

Space shuttle - 'space' and 'shuttle' exist as separate words, but they can also come together as an open compound word.
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Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Let's get a jump rope and go to the playground.

Jump rope is an open compound word. It refers to a specific item but is written as two separate words. 'Playground' is a regular compound word in which 'play' and 'ground' become one word.
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Open Compound Words
Compound words that remain separate with a space between them. They are spoken together as one word with its own meaning, but are written as two words.
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Compound Words
When two or more words come together separately to make a new word with its own meaning.
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This set of flashcards reviews open compound words: compound words that remain separate! This set of flashcards includes definitions for compound and open compound words. Go through the set to practice recognizing and identifying open compound words from pictures, descriptions, and sample sentences!

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Compound Words
When two or more words come together separately to make a new word with its own meaning.
Open Compound Words
Compound words that remain separate with a space between them. They are spoken together as one word with its own meaning, but are written as two words.

Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Let's get a jump rope and go to the playground.

Jump rope is an open compound word. It refers to a specific item but is written as two separate words. 'Playground' is a regular compound word in which 'play' and 'ground' become one word.

Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

The space shuttle is heading towards the moon.

Space shuttle - 'space' and 'shuttle' exist as separate words, but they can also come together as an open compound word.

Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Chelsey has a sweet tooth. She ate four brownies after lunch.

Sweet tooth - this open compound word describes someone who likes to eat a lot of sweet foods.

Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Say hello to the bus driver when you step onto the bus.

Bus driver - 'bus' and 'driver' can stand alone as words, but form a new meaning when used together.

Find the open compound word in the sentence below:

Do you have a favorite video game that you want to play this afternoon?

Video game - by using together 'video' and 'game', we have an open compound word that describes a specific kind of game.

Identify the open compound word for the picture below:

_____ cone

Ice cream
Identify the open compound word for the picture below.
Candy cane - when the words 'candy' and 'cane' are used together, it refers to this specific type of candy.
Identify the open compound word for the picture below.
Christmas tree - 'Christmas' is a holiday and 'tree' is a type of plant. Together, 'Christmas tree' describes this specific type of decorated holiday tree.

Name the open compound word that fits the description below:

The place where 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders attend classes.

High school

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The place where kids swim during the summer.

Swimming pool

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The place where a person can send mail or packages.

Post office

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The room where a family can sit, watch tv, do homework, and generally 'live.'

Living room

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A cordless phone that can fit in your pocket.

Cell phone

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A butter made from peanuts that goes well with jelly.

Peanut butter

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