compound word?

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  1. amyt682

    amyt682 Comrade

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    is nevertheless considered a compound word since it has 3 words in it?
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Yes. I would consider it a compound word as all 3 words 'inside' the word are adding meaning.

    According to http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/compounds.htm
    There are three forms of compound words:
    the closed form, in which the words are melded together, such as firefly, secondhand, softball, childlike, crosstown, redhead, keyboard, makeup, notebook;

    the hyphenated form, such as daughter-in-law, master-at-arms, over-the-counter, six-pack, six-year-old, mass-produced;

    and the open form, such as post office, real estate, middle class, full moon, half sister, attorney general.

    I knew the first 2 forms, the third one kind of surprises me. :blush:
     
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    amyt682, are you trying to make up a question or are you looking for an answer?
     

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