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What are compound words?

Asked by d_umakant30 22nd January 2017, 11:00 PM
Answered by Expert
A compound word is a combination of two or more words that function as a single unit. Compound words are usually combinations of nouns and adjectives. 
Closed form
butterfly, secondhand, keyboard
butter+fly, second+hand, key+board
hyphenated form
six-year-old, over-the-counter, daughter-in-law
six+year+old, over+the+counter, daughter+in+law
open form
post office, middle class, full moon
(no hyphenation)
Answered by Expert 23rd January 2017, 9:16 AM
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