C is for compound words
Compound words are a way of stringing two or more words together to create another word with a more exact meaning.
Sometimes compound words are just put together.
Sometimes they are kept apart.
conga line, coral reef
Sometimes they are hyphenated.
A whole compound word means something different to the individual words or parts.
- Take a new passage or text from a newspaper, magazine, or book. Or, make a list of car parts.
- Identify as many compound words as you can.
- What do the words mean? Use each one in a sentence.
- Break the compound words apart. How does that change their meaning?