In chapter 3 of the eBook Understanding the Parts of Speech, you’ll learn about compound adjectives, those multiword, often made-up adjectives that enliven our writing. Compound adjectives are also called “phrasal adjectives.”
We also have compound nouns, where some hyphenation takes place.
Most hyphenation in compounds, however, occurs with adjectives. So I will just list the major compound nouns that have hyphens and then provide more detailed coverage of compound adjectives.
Previous: Prefix Words - Exceptions to the Rule Next: Hyphens and Compound Nouns
Hyphens and Compound Words
This Grammar.com article is about Hyphens and Compound Words — enjoy your reading!
- 1,946 Views
Have a discussion about this article with the community:
Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:
"Hyphens and Compound Words." Grammar.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://www.grammar.com/hyphens-and-compound-words>.