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    Verb "compound"

    I have tried to use "compound" in my sentences. Would you please correct my mistakes?

    1. The construction of the new bridge was compounded by the lack of funds.
    2. Peter's problems were compounded by his child's illness.

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    Re: Verb "compound"

    #2 is fine.

    #1 is grammatical, but it's missing the aspect of something being made worse that 'compound' carries. For example 'Construction delays of the new bridge were compounded by the lack of funds".
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