Hyphenated Compound Words & Examples


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Which of the following is NOT a compound word?

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1. Which one of the following is the best definition of a hyphen?

2. When should you use a hyphen with compound words?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assesses what you know about compound words that require a hyphen. You'll review what a compound word is, which ones require a hyphen, and choosing the correct word.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet offers the chance to test what you know about:

  • Examples of compound words
  • What a hyphen is
  • How to know if a word needs a hyphen or not
  • Choosing the correct spelling of compound words with hyphens

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - review what you know about compound words to answer questions about examples of them
  • Information recall - see if you remember what a hyphen is
  • Interpreting information -ensure you read how to figure out if a compound word needs a hyphen and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can gain more insight to the topic with the lesson, Hyphenated Compound Words & Examples. This lesson offers a review of:

  • Defining what a compound word is
  • History of the hyphen
  • Understanding which words need a hyphen
  • Common examples of hyphenated compound words