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    • Join Date: Aug 2005
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    compound words

    I am wondering why it is said that compound words are solid blocks. Do we have any methods to teach those words?

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    Re: compound words

    Welcome, tranthuytien.

    To make a compound word, you add two words together, like this,

    dog (one word), a pet
    house (one word), a place where people live
    doghouse (one word), a place where a dog lives

    The word doghouse combines the meanings from dog and house to create a new meaning, a solid block. Something that is "solid" is unbreakable or non-divisible. That is, doghouse doesn't mean, "a place where people and dogs live".

    Click here to see more compounds.

    All the best.

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