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Compound Sentences

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  1. Compound Sentences

  2. Definition • A Compound Sentence is a sentence that joins two simple sentences together with a comma, conjunction or semicolon.

  3. Simple Sentence = Independent Clause

  4. Compound Sentence = Independent Clause + Independent Clause

  5. What? • An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone. It is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. • An independent clause is a sentence.

  6. Fixing Choppy Sentences • Ex) The cat was happy. • Ex) He slept underneath the bed. • Compound= The cat was happy, he slept underneath the bed.

  7. Combining Clauses • There are three ways to combine independent causes to make a compound sentence: • Comma • Conjunction • Semicolon

  8. For • And • Nor • But • Or • Yet • So

  9. Comma + Conjunction • Ex) The teens walked to the park but it was closed. • Ex) The gentleman did not know where the sound came from, so he hid behind the tree.

  10. Semicolon • You can also use a semicolon to create a compound sentence since the two statements are equal. • Ex) The teacher applauded the class; the kids beamed with pride. • Ex) The dog ate; the cat slept.

  11. Now, it is your turn!