Compound Words Exercise (505)

In each sentence, a compound word or phrase is incorrectly open, closed, or hyphenated. Identify the incorrect word or phrase and style it correctly.

Answers and Explanations

1.
Original: During the off-season, he grew out his crewcut.
Correct : During the off-season, he grew out his crew cut.

2.
Original: She’d rather ride the schoolbus than carpool with him.
Correct : She’d rather ride the school bus than carpool with him.

3.
Original: The interim between tipoff and jump shot was only three seconds.
Correct : The interim between tip-off and jump shot was only three seconds.

4.
Original: During his lifetime, his name was on a black list on several occasions.
Correct : During his lifetime, his name was on a blacklist on several occasions.

5.
Original: In hindsight, we’re more likely to remember how often the early front runner isn’t nominated.
Correct : In hindsight, we’re more likely to remember how often the early front-runner isn’t nominated.

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