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By adding compound words to your writing, you can make your ideas more interesting and descriptive for the reader. The addition of too many compounds can be messy, especially hyphenated compound words; so, be sure to use compound words wisely. Like any seasoning, they are best sprinkled throughout your writing instead of used in every line.
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Compound definition, composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a compound substance. See more.
How a word modified by an adjective — "a little school," "the yellow butter" — is different from a compound word — " a high school," "the peanut butter" — is a nice and philosophical question. It clearly has something to do with the degree to which the preceding word changes the essential character of the noun, the degree to which the ...
A simple predicate is the verb or verb phrase with its objects, modifiers, etc. A compound predicate is a predicate with two or more verbs connected by and. A predicate adjective modifies the subject of a sentence. A predicate nominative is a predicate noun that completes a linking verb and renames the subject.
compound: [verb] to put together (parts) so as to form a whole : combine.