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Old 02-24-2010, 03:15 PM
amyt682 amyt682 is offline
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compound word?

is nevertheless considered a compound word since it has 3 words in it?
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:26 PM
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is nevertheless considered a compound word since it has 3 words in it?
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.
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Old 02-24-2010, 05:32 PM
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amyt682, are you trying to make up a question or are you looking for an answer?
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