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There are three types of compound words closed for, hyphenated form and open for. A closed form compound word are two words that are joined together to create a new meeting for example firefly, baseball, makeup, classroom. Hyphenated form compound words are words that are joined together by a-including words like daughter-in-law, son-in-law, six-year-old. Open form compound words are words that are open but when read together a new meeting is formed including words like real estate and full moon.