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Would Civil War be considered a compound word? And, if so why?

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  • maî
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    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.

    sandpaper

    sandstorm

    sandbox

    (notice there is no space between the parts.)

  • actually, it's an oxymoron...what's civil about a war?

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