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compound words

Compound words are 2 words put together to make a new word.

compound word meanings

When put together, they each keep their own meaning.

identify compound words

If you don't know a compound word, you can look for word parts you know.

news + paper

Paper with news in it. A compound word.

hair + cut

When someone cuts your hair shorter.A compound word.

bull + dog

A dog with a strong face like a bull. A compound word.

fox + es

More than one fox. Not a compound word.

bath + tub

A big tub you can take a bath in to get clean. A compound word.

match + es

More than one match. Not a compound word.

If a word has 2 smaller words in it,

it is a compound word.

If a word has 1 word and a word ending in it,

it is not a compound word.

I can tell this is a compound word because it has ____ small words in it.


The 2 small words in doghouse are

dog + house.

A dog is

an animal.

A house is

a place to live.

A doghouse is

a place for a dog to live.

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