Compound Words | English Grammar |Mahesh Prajapati

Hi Friends in this post you are going to learn one of the most important English Grammars ie Compound Words by Mahesh Prajapati. You will learn what is the meaning of compound word and how to form compound word easily. It will be asked in any english grammar exam. It is also important for 10th students of all boards.

Compound Words:

When two words are used together to form a third meaningful word, the new word thus formed is known as a Compound Word. This new word does the work of a noun, an adjective, or some other part of speech.

Open Compound Words:

An open compound word is created in cases when the modifying adjective is used with its noun to create a new noun. 


1. living room

2. dinner table

3. Class teacher

Closed Compound Words:

Closed compound words look like one word. At one point, these words weren’t used together, but they’re now accepted as a “real word” in the English language.


  1. notebook
  2. superman
  3. bedroom

How to form Compound Words:

Compound words can be formed by Joining two words. Sometimes, the two words are written separately: sometimes they are treated as one word. In some cases, you may need to put a hyphen (-) between the two words. Generally, if the compound word is one which is used very often, then the two words are treated as one.

For Example:

  1. door + way = doorway
  2. moon + light = moonlight
  3. black + board = blackboard
  4. star + light= starlight
  5. play + ground= playground
  6. After + noon = afternoon
  7. ear + phone= earphone
  8. foot + ball = football
  9. cup +board= cupboard
  10. high +way = highway
  11. day +light = daylight
  12. dish + washer = dishwasher

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