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Welcome to our Compound Nouns Exercises. Let’s learn how they are made by combining two or more words (typically nouns) to create one new word such as wise men, gingerbread and gift-giving. It is important to learn how to use them properly at this expanding stage of English where there is more focus on academic tasks and language functions.

About 20 minutes.Learning how to compound nouns.Expanding stage of learning English.
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Compound nouns are made by combining two or more words (typically nouns) to create one new word such as wise men, gingerbread and gift-giving.

Here are some more examples:

One word: snowball, snowman, cupcake, fireplace, candlelight

Two words: Christmas Tree, Christmas Carol, Christmas Time

Words with hyphens: gift-wrapped, gift-giving

Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully. We have many activities to get your English up to speed in no time.
The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Cambridge English Examinations:

Cambridge English exams are designed for learners at all levels from the Elementary level Cambridge English: Key (KET) to the very advanced level Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE). These exams give candidates proof of their ability to use English in a wide variety of contexts, relevant to work, study and leisure activities.

A2 Key | B1 Preliminary | B2 First

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