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Compound Sentences

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Lauren Schmidt

on 28 August 2014

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Transcript of Compound Sentences

Coordinating Conjunctions
Check for Understanding
A simple sentence (independent clause) ...
contains a
SUBJECT
and a
VERB
is a complete thought
Review of a Simple Sentence
Examples
for, so:

and:

but, yet:

or:

nor:
Conjunction
FANBOYS
1 + 1= 2
Simple Sentence (Independent Clause) + Simple Sentence (Independent Clause) = a Compound Sentence
Compound Sentences
Example
1. Mrs. Schmidt likes the Hunger Games
, but
she loves Harry Potter.
2. Should Dumbledore tell Harry that Snape is on his side
, or
should he let him figure it out on his own?
3. The magical platform at the train station would not work
, and
the boys missed their train.
4. There was no house nearby
, nor
did they have any food with them.
5. The students hoped to return to Hogwarts
, but
they were uncertain due to the series of events.
Possible Answers
Hermione loves the cat.
1
+
The cat doesn't love Hermione.
Simple Sentence
(Independent Clause)
Simple Sentence
(Independent Clause)
1
=
2
Compound Sentence
Hermione loves the cat
,and
, or
,so
,nor
,for

,BUT
the cat doesn't love Hermione.
f- for
a- and
n- nor
b- but
o- or
y- yet
s- so
| Relationship
shows a cause/effect relationship
joins similar things or ideas, implies a continuation of thought
shows a contrasting relationship
indicates a choice between things or ideas

continues a negative thought
Hermione is my favorite character in
Harry Potter.
A compound sentence requires at least two independent clauses.
1. Mrs. Schmidt likes the Hunger Games. She loves Harry Potter.
2. Should Dumbledore tell Harry that Snape is on his side? Should he let him figure it out on his own?
3. The magical platform at the train station would not work. The boys missed their train.
4. There was no house nearby. They did not have any food with them.
5. The students hoped to return to Hogwarts. They were uncertain due to the series of events.
Simple or Compound??
1.Harry will start a new school soon.

2. Hermione and Harry have been friends for a very long time.

3. Hermione is going to Beauxbatons, but Harry will stay at Hogwarts.

4. She will leave soon, and she still has to pack.

5. Ron will stay behind and comfort Hermione.
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