RETEACH Name: Marquis Brown Date: 1/19/2022 COMPOUND WORDS Compound words consist of two or more words. They sometimes appear as a single word, as in grandmother. Sometimes they are hyphenated, as in semi-annual. Some compound words appear as two separate words, as in post office. Compound words can function as various parts of speech, depending on usage. Here are some examples: PART OF SPEECH EXAMPLE noun Sit down at the dinner table. Raindrops covered the tables and chairs on the porch. verb He was hired to ghostwrite an autobiography of a famous actor. Always proofread an email before sending it. adjective The daycare worker cleaned up the playroom. Our weekday chores kept us busy after school. adverb She never tired of photographing the ever-changing sky. A. DIRECTIONS: Identify the compound word in each sentence and write it on the line. 1. Handmade The handmade wedding dress sold to the highest bidder. 2. Skateboard He rode by our white house on a skateboard. 3. Full moon The full moon shone brightly through the window. 4. Long-term The long-term solution to the problem is to hire more workers. B. DIRECTIONS: Identify the compound word in each sentence and write it one the line. Then, identify the word’s part of speech. 1. Schoolhouse Noun The schoolhouse stood in a field. 2. Overhear Verb Lee could overhear the others talking. 3. Adverb Mira made a delicious pineapple upside-down cake for the party. 4. real estate Noun Damon decided to invest part of his savings in real estate. 5. Makeup Noun The entire class must take another makeup exam tomorrow. 6. Adverb Our flight was canceled, so we had to wait overnight in the airport. 1 Copyright © Savvas Learning Company LLC. All Rights Reserved. Savvas is not responsible for any modifications made by end users to the content posted in its original format. PRACTICE Name: Date: COMPOUND WORDS A. DIRECTIONS: Identify the compound word in each sentence and write it on the line. 1. Rattlesnake The rattlesnake shook his tail. 2. airport My flight was delayed at the airport. 3. fireflies We watched the fireflies move around in the dark. 4. passport If you are traveling, remember to take your passport. 5. Cannot He cannot get the ball in the net. B. DIRECTIONS: Underline the compound word in each sentence. Then, identify what part of speech the compound word is. 1. Well-fed Adjective The well-fed cattle moved slowly. 2. Upgraded verb The flight attendant upgraded my seat to business class. 3. Railroad Noun They walked along the railroad tracks. 4. Sunflowers Noun The sunflowers are beginning to bloom. 5. Sometimes Adverb I sometimes see squirrels in my yard. C. DIRECTIONS: Write sentences using the following compound words. 1. moonlight The moonlight flashed through my window. 2. airline The airline pilot flow very fast. 3. grasshopper I was playing outside, and I saw a grasshopper. 4. well-suited The well-suited man ask the young lady out to dinner. 5. living room I was sitting in the living-room playing my game. 2 Copyright © Savvas Learning Company LLC. All Rights Reserved. Savvas is not responsible for any modifications made by end users to the content posted in its original format.