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Grade 4 - English Language
1.43 Compound Words

A compound word is made when two words are joined to form a new word.
Example:
lady + bug = ladybug

Sometimes the new word's meaning is very different from what the other two words mean.
Example:
butter + fly = butterfly

Sometimes you can use the meanings of the little words to predict, or figure out the meaning of the compound word.
Example:
dog + house = doghouse

More examples:
correct: news + stand = newsstand
correct: news + paper = newspaper
incorrect: flower + petal = flowerpetal
incorrect: flower + bud = flowerbud
correct: flower + pot = flowerpot
incorrect: pig + tail = pigtail
incorrect: pig + pen = pigpen
correct: sand + paper = sandpaper
correct: sand + storm = sandstorm
correct: sand + box = sandbox
correct: lady + finger = ladyfinger
incorrect: lady + purse = ladypurse


Directions: Pick a word from the choices to make a compound word with the word in the question. Write ten more examples of compound words. Use all of these compound words in sentences.
Q 1: sun______
road
yellow
flower

Q 2: pony______
tail
ponies
horse

Q 3: jelly______
butter
fish
ocean
cracker

Q 4: night______
moon
time
bright

Q 5: after______
work
noon
meal

Q 6: back______
ground
house
days
desk

Q 7: under______
mat
over
the table
ground

Q 8: check______
time
sea
up
tail

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