Compound Words Exercise (683)

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: I didn’t consider it noteworthy that she was late for the check in.
Correct : I didn’t consider it noteworthy that she was late for the check-in.

"Check-in" is hyphenated as a noun.

2.
Original: The firefighters pulled the driver out of the overturned dumptruck.
Correct : The firefighters pulled the driver out of the overturned dump truck.

"Dump truck" is an open compound.

3.
Original: The mountain range provides a serene back-drop, with the lake in the foreground.
Correct : The mountain range provides a serene backdrop, with the lake in the foreground.

"Backdrop" is a closed compound.

4.
Original: Home owners shouldn’t be treated like sharecroppers.
Correct : Homeowners shouldn’t be treated like sharecroppers.

"Homeowners" is a closed compound.

5.
Original: Her pony tail was hidden under her raincoat.
Correct : Her ponytail was hidden under her raincoat.

"Ponytail" is a closed compound.

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