Compound Words Exercise (664)

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: The login language is a carryover from a previous version of the website.
Correct : The log-in language is a carryover from a previous version of the website.

"Log-in" is hyphenated.

2.
Original: The honor guard performs its duties all year round, even in the off season.
Correct : The honor guard performs its duties all year round, even in the off-season.

"Off-season" is hyphenated.

3.
Original: We suffered after-shocks long after the initial backlash.
Correct : We suffered aftershocks long after the initial backlash.

"Aftershock" is a closed compound.

4.
Original: They were forewarned that the hand-book would include some unpopular policies.
Correct : They were forewarned that the handbook would include some unpopular policies.

"Handbook" is a closed compound.

5.
Original: Who is responsible for decision-making about our well-being?
Correct : Who is responsible for decision making about our well-being?

"Decision making" is an open compound.

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