What are compound words in English Grammar

What are compund words

Compound words are words with are put together to make another new word. This is one way to form new words to express better.
Also it increases the vocabulary power of an individual as the new word formed has a new meaning.
When you have a stock of such words you will not only have a new word but also remember to retain the meaning of the individual WORDS which came together to form the new words.
So this post of mine would help you to go over such collection of words and improve your vocabulary power.
• Life+time=lifetime
• Can+not=cannot
• Mean+time=meantime
• Butter+flies=butterflies
• With+out=without
• Back+bone=backbone
• Up+lift=uplift
• Earth+quake=earthquake
• Back+ward=backward
• Scape+goat=scapegoat
• By+pass=bypass
• Grass+hopper=grasshopper
• Home+made=homemade
• Key+board=keyboard
• Honey+moon=honeymoon
• Sub+way=subway
• Sand+stone=sandstone
• Tooth+ache=toothache
• Pick+up=pickup
• More+over=moreover
• Near+by=nearby
• Lime+stone=limestone
• Luke+warm=lukewarm
• Super+market=supermarket
• Back+hand=backhand
• Book+worm=bookworm
• Life+guard=lifeguard
• Book+mark=bookmark
• Key+word=keyword
• Fore+father=forefather
• Super+naural=supernatural
• Any+time=anytime
• Book+shelf=bookshelf
• Super+star=superstar
• For+give=forgive
• One+time=onetime
• Under+cut=undercut
• Back+space=backspace
• Back+ache=backache
• Back+fire=backfire
• For+see=forsee
• Under+estimate=underestimate
• Super+market=supermarket
• Wash+room=washroom
• Day+time=daytime
• Up+hill=uphill
• Dead+line=deadline
• Up+date=update
• White+wash=whitewash
• Blacka+list=blacklist
• Rain+bow=rainbow
• Up+grade=upgrade
• Friend+ship=friendship
• Up+beat=upbeat
• Stand+by=standby
• Black+mail=blackmail
• Water+melon=watermelon
• Day+dream=daydream
• Up+coming=upcoming
• Bed+room=bedroom
• Black=out=blackout
• Day+light=daylight
• Up+held=upheld
• Up+load=upload
• News+paper=newspaper
• Grand+child=grandchild
• Grand+master=grandmaster
• For+bid=forbid
• Eye+catching=eyecatching
• Team+work=teamwork
• Care+free=carefree
• Take+over=takeover
• In+take=intake
• Over+coat=overcoat
• Set+back=setback
• Note+book=notebook
• Water+proof=waterproof
• Under+cover=undercover
• Pass+book=passbook
• High+way=highway
• Sun=day=Sunday
• Play+back=playback
• Fore+cast=forecast
• Slide+show=slideshow
• Head+ache=headache
• Soft+ware=software
• Eye+lid=eyelid
• Main+line=mainline
• Note+worthy=noteworthy
• Head+light=headlight
• Fore+sight=headsight
• Soya+bean=soyabean
• Brain+wash=brainwash
• Body+guard=bodyguard
• Eye+witness=eyewitness
• Turn+around=turnaround
• Shoe+lace=shoelace
• Wheel+chair=wheelchair
• Tag+line=tagline
• Space+walk=spacewalk
• Turn+off=turnoff
• Hand+cuff=handcuff
• For+ever=forever
• Wall+paper=wallpaper
• Up+set=upset
• Back+lash=backlash
• Good+bye=goodbye
• Wash+out=washout
• Grave+yard=graveyard
• Type+writer=typewriter
• Post+card=postcard
• Motor+cycle=motorcycle
• Hair+cut=haircut
• Lime+light=limelight
• Fore+gone=foregone
• New=born=newborn
• Stop+watch=stopwatch
• Fish+monger=fishmonger

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