This is for all the English teachers in Yahoo World...?
Would Civil War be considered a compound word? And, if so why?
- maîLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Agreed, it is an oxymoron and not a compound.
It is a proper name, but it is not a compound.
A compound word is made when two words are joined to form a new word.
(notice there is no space between the parts.)
- 1 decade ago
actually, it's an oxymoron...what's civil about a war?