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What Makes a Compound Word?: Activity 1 of 3

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Compound words are made by putting two words together to form another word with a different meaning. Two common compound words are "handshake" and "lawsuit." Compound words sometimes need hyphens, as in "able-bodied" or "three-legged."

In the following sentence, find the compound word and type it in as two separate words.

The bus driver took an alternate route to the airport.

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