Compound Words Exercise (724)

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: In the meantime, I have to use the work station of someone who’s on vacation.
Correct : In the meantime, I have to use the workstation of someone who’s on vacation.

"Workstation" is a closed compound.

2.
Original: The person doing the voiceover sounds like a manic wheeler-dealer car salesman.
Correct : The person doing the voice-over sounds like a manic wheeler-dealer car salesman.

"Voice-over" is hyphenated.

3.
Original: His headache persisted throughout the schoolday.
Correct : His headache persisted throughout the school day.

"School day" is an open compound.

4.
Original: As she heard the playback of the message, she realized they were playing mindgames with her.
Correct : As she heard the playback of the message, she realized they were playing mind games with her.

"Mind games" is an open compound.

5.
Original: The agency distributed a fact-sheet about household income that had significant errors.
Correct : The agency distributed a fact sheet about household income that had significant errors.

"Fact sheet" is an open compound.

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