Compound Words Exercise (706)

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 policy of the marketplace toward live music is a carry-over from an earlier management company.
Correct : The policy of the marketplace toward live music is a carryover from an earlier management company.

"Carryover" is a closed compound.

2.
Original: Whiteout conditions are being reported state-wide.
Correct : Whiteout conditions are being reported statewide.

"Statewide" is a closed compound.

3.
Original: That pothole gets deeper during winter time.
Correct : That pothole gets deeper during wintertime.

"Wintertime" is a closed compound.

4.
Original: Policy makers aren’t known for uttering ad libs during official statements.
Correct : Policymakers aren’t known for uttering ad libs during official statements.

"Policymaker" is a closed compound.

5.
Original: The kick-off party was poorly planned, as if it was an afterthought.
Correct : The kickoff party was poorly planned, as if it was an afterthought.

"Kickoff" is a closed compound.

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