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can you please explain the distinction between compound word and collocation

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asked by R S Telagathoty Edlapadu
  1. A compound word is one word made up of two other words. Examples:

    bedroom
    Facebook
    baseball
    fireworks
    cannot

    http://www.learningdifferences.com/Main%20Page/Topics/Compound%20Word%20Lists/Compound_Word_%20Lists_complete.htm

    A collocation is two words that are often used together.

    http://www.learningdifferences.com/Main%20Page/Topics/Compound%20Word%20Lists/Compound_Word_%20Lists_complete.htm

    http://www.englishclub.com/vocabulary/collocations.htm

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