Compound Words - 247

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Compound Words.

Compound words are being more and more widely used. When they consist of only two words, they may have a hyphen or not. We write postcard, but post-bag and post office. If they consist of more than two words, these words are nearly always joined by hyphens.

A ten-year-old girl. 

Forget-me-nots grow by streams.

He is a good-for-nothing fellow. 

I saw three men-of-war in Colombo. 

It was a never-to-be-forgotten day. 

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