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Some people assume that English teachers are wonderful spellers. This is not true! In fact, many of us have to review spelling rules regularly. We also have to review other aspects of the language before we teach a lesson. One thing I have trouble remembering is compound nouns. I often find myself looking up words just to be sure they are one word rather than two. Sometimes these words end up being hyphenated. I've noticed on MyEC that many other people have the same problem. This month, let's practise using compound nouns.
1) Review EnglishClub's lesson on compound nouns. (Learn all 3 types.)
2) Create a list of 10 compound nouns that you want to remember. Search for lists of "compound nouns" online.
3) Add a new blog post. Use the title: Writing Challenge: My Compound Noun List
4) Challenge a few MyEC members to write 10 sentences about other MyEC members (or about MyEC) using YOUR word list. The members can write their example sentences in the comments of your post. Make sure the member(s) sees your challenge!
5) Share a link to your word list in the comments of this post as well.
*Optional: Add the best sentences to your post with credit to the writers. (Try to fix any errors.) Record the sentences and share the MP3 file. Don't forget the rules about the pronunciation of compound nouns.
My Word List
1. ice cream
2. high school
5. bus stop
7. swimming pool
*I challenge all of the EC Mods to write example sentences using these words! (Anyone is welcome to try.) The best sentences will be added to this post.
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