What is an Open Compound Word? - Definition & Examples


Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

question 1 of 3

Which of the following best describes a compound word?

Create Your Account To Take This Quiz

As a member, you'll also get unlimited access to over 79,000 lessons in math, English, science, history, and more. Plus, get practice tests, quizzes, and personalized coaching to help you succeed.

Try it risk-free
Try it risk-free for 30 days. Cancel anytime
Already registered? Log in here for access

1. What is TRUE about open compound words?


Find the open compound word in the following sentence:

Tim used a paper clip to fasten the two pieces of his homework assignment together.

Create your account to access this entire worksheet
A Premium account gives you access to all lesson, practice exams, quizzes & worksheets
Access to all video lessons
Quizzes, practice exams & worksheets
Certificate of Completion
Access to instructors
Create an account to get started Create Account

About This Quiz & Worksheet

To see what you know about the structure of open compound words, take advantage of the quiz and worksheet. You need to know about what these words look like and recognize their purpose in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these materials, you can figure out how much you know about:

  • An example of an open compound word
  • Identifying open compound words in a sentence
  • The meaning of 'open compound word'
  • What these words look like

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained to identify an example of an open compound word
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what open compound words look like and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on open compound words

Additional Learning

In order to acquire more knowledge, use the lesson named What is an Open Compound Word? - Definition & Examples. These objectives can be covered:

  • Review examples of compound words
  • Learn how to effectively use open compound words
  • Understand the purpose of using open compound words
  • Get tips about how to recognize open compound words