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    are these words or not?!

    hi again

    i am confused with the following words;

    United kingdom

    nine o'clock


    lip balm


    are they I) orthographically and II) grammatically words?

    and why ..

    i believe that united kingdom are orthographically words but what about the grammatical case?

    i'd appreciate explained answers.


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    Re: are these words or not?!

    An orthographic word is a written sequence which has a
    white space at each end but no white space in the middle.

    Learn more here What is a Word?

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