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Simple Sentences and Compound Sentences Notes

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  1. Simple Sentences and Compound SentencesNotes

  2. Simple Sentence • Expresses only 1 complete thought. • (The subject, predicate, or both may be simple or compound) Example: • Mrs. Curtis had cereal for breakfast. • Mrs. Curtis and Mr. Curtis ate breakfast.

  3. Compound Sentence • Is made up of 2 or more simple sentences. • Usually the simple sentences are joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Other times the simple sentences are joined by a semicolon (;) Example: Mrs. Curtis had cereal for breakfast, but Mr. Curtis had oatmeal for breakfast. OR Mrs. Curtis had cereal for breakfast; Mr. Curtis had oatmeal for breakfast.

  4. Combining Sentences Example: 1. Simple sentences: Bob thought Fuzzy was growling. The cat was purring. Compound sentence: Bob though Fuzzy was growling, but the cat was purring. 2. Simple sentences: Omar sent a funny email to Jenny. She didn’t think it was amusing. Compound sentence: Omar sent a funny email to jenny; she didn’t think it was amusing.

  5. Coordinating Conjunctions For And Nor But Or Yet So