Compound Words

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  • Q1

    Find the compound word in the sentence: Didn’t you see the beautiful rainbow yesterday?

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    rainbow

    Explanation:

    ‘Rain’ and ‘bow’ are both nouns joined to form a closed form compound word ‘rainbow’.

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  • Q2

    The compound word ‘railway’ is formed by combining a _______.

    Marks:1
    Answer:

    noun and noun

    Explanation:

    ‘Rail’ and ‘way’ are both nouns joined to form a closed form compound word ‘railway’.

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  • Q3

    Read each sentence below and underline the compound word.

    1. We used a lifeboat to escape from the sinking ship.

    2. The team is doing really great under his leadership.

    3. I don’t want to see many litterbugs on my street.

    4. Does anyone have a telephone I can use?

    5. There are seven milestones on this route.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. We used a lifeboat to escape from the sinking ship.

    2. The team is doing really great under his leadership.

    3. I don’t want to see many litterbugs on my street.

    4. Does anyone have a telephone I can use?

    5. We have crossed the last milestone in a very short time to win the race.

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  • Q4

    Match the words in the two columns to make compound words.

    1.

    water

    glass

    2.

    fire

    made

    3.

    note

    place

    4.

    rain

    term

    5.

    hair

    port

    6.

    pen

    book

    7.

    pass

    cut

    8.

    hand

    drive

    9.

    short

    fall

    10.

    looking

    melon

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1.

    water

    melon

    2.

    fire

    place

    3.

    note

    book

    4.

    rain

    fall

    5.

    hair

    cut

    6.

    pen

    drive

    7.

    pass

    port

    8.

    hand

    made

    9.

    short

    term

    10.

    looking

    glass

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  • Q5

    Look at the words given below and rewrite the compound words which are written incorrectly.

    1. fire fly

    2. make-up

    3. over the counter

    4. well being

    5. post office

    6. fullmoon

    7. gentle man

    8. short-hand

    9. farfetched

    10. pull up

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. firefly

    2. makeup

    3. over-the-counter

    4. well-being

    5. post office

    6. full moon

    7. gentleman

    8. shorthand

    9. far-fetched

    10. pull up

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