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Compound sentences and fanboys

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Diane Das

on 23 April 2013

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Transcript of Compound sentences and fanboys

What is a compound sentence? And what do FANBOYS have to do with grammar??? A compound sentence is made up of two independent clauses... NO, not THAT kind of Claus! An independent clause is a group of words that can stand on its own as a simple sentence. It contains a subject and a verb. The pirate captain went shopping for a new eye patch. That's an independent clause. Ok, so a compound sentence is made up of two independent clauses.

Got it.

...but what about the fanboys? SO if you put two independent clauses together with one of the fanboys, you get a compound sentence. The pirate captain went shopping for a new eye patch, but he forgot his wallet. Here's another one: He forgot his wallet. FANBOYS is an acronym.
Each letter stands for a conjunction...

F - for
A - and
N - nor
B - but
O - or
Y - yet
S - so Did you notice where the comma goes? Right BEFORE the conjunction. Compound sentences,
and Examples:

The cake looked like a mess, but it tasted delicious.
Let's go to the beach, for it's going to be sunny all weekend.
Put your laundry in the hamper, or you won't have any clean clothes tomorrow.
Jennifer doesn't like sushi, nor will she eat eggplant.
I thought the cupcake was for me, so I ate it after school.
You have many friends, and they care about you very much.
The twins had chicken pox, yet none of their friends got sick.
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