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Compound Words – Grammar

Compound Words - General English Grammar

COMPOUND WORDS

 

A combination of two or more words with a meaning is called compound words.

Eg: Sun + light= sunlight

The combination may be Noun + Noun, Noun + verb, Noun + gerund, Verb + Noun, etc..

 

Noun + Noun

 

hand + bag =Handbag

sun + light = Sunlight

post + card = Postcard

foot + hills = Foothills

school + girl = Schoolgirl

 

Noun + Verb

 

book + mark = bookmark

bus + stop =bus stop

sun + set =sunset

type + write = typewrite

snow + drop = snowdrop

 

Noun + Gerund

 

mind + reading =mind-reading

cat + walking = cat-walking

test + driving = test-driving

day + dreaming =daydreaming

book + binding = bookbinding

Noun + Adjective

 

force + full = forcefull

snow + white = snow white

care + less = careless

down + ward =downward

harm + full = harmful

 

Preposition + Noun

 

in + box = inbox

fore + noon = forenoon

out + side = outside

over + coat = overcoat

middle + man =middleman

 

Gerund + Noun

 

drawing + room = drawing room

driving + school = driving school

visiting + card = visiting card

learning + material = learning material

waiting + list = waiting list

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