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MY 8 YEAR OLD IS DOING HOMEWORK.....SHE IS ASKED TO PICK OUT THE "BLENDED" WORDS BUT SHE DOESN'T REMEMBER WHAT BLEM
NDED WORDS ARE.......

CAN ANYONE HELP OUT

THIS IS SOMETHING I NEVER LEARNED IN SCHOOL SO I CAN'T HELP.

THANKS,

ADELEDESANTIS
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I think portmanteau words are sometimes clled 'blended words';
Portmanteau words mash together the sounds and meanings of two other words, or as Humpty Dumpty tells Alice in "Through the Looking-Glass," they pack two meanings into one word (portmanteau = suitcase or valise). Some portmanteau words paint vivid mental pictures, such as Lewis Carrol's slithy toves who are lithe and slimy at the same time. Others just describe things, such as smog (a blend of smoke and fog), infomercial (a lengthy commercial chock-full of product information), and Reganomics (the Regan-era, trickle-down economic policy).
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Well....blended words means two words smashed together..(ex:Fog+Smoke=smog,Splash+Spatter=Slpatter,Moter+Hotel=Motel,Flame+glare=flare)....i hoped i helped

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blended words are adjectives that are blended together:Emotion: zip it

ex: twirl- it is the mix of the words twist and whirl

here are some:
  • smash: are the words smack and mash
  • squiggle: are the words squirm and wiggle 
  • splatter: are the words splash and spatter 
I think you get the idea.... well i hope that this helps u!! ^.^ lol!!..... ahhh! oops!! i just realized that this waz written in 2003! well im writing in 2008!!! oh well.... well im sure that ur child is done with his/her homework now.... well i hope this helps someone....  O.O well.... bye!!

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hi a blended word is a word made up from two different words such as alcopop meaning alcoholic pop or cyberspace

a blended word is a word made of combanations of other words.somtimes more than 2 words! it's hard i have blended word homwork too and i'm in 5th grade so i hope it helped!

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it is a two words that are blended... not a compoud words...

ex. MOTORISTS and HOTELS... motorists + hotels= MOTELS (blended words)

but... if...

basket+ball... its not a blended word it is a compoud word
Blended words are mixes of two words. For example:

Smog-smoke and fog

Skort-short and skirt

Motel-motor and hotel

Emotion: smile I hope this helped.
it means combination of sentences example:motor+hotel=motel
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