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Copy of Compound Sentences
Transcript of Copy of Compound Sentences
What is a compound sentence?
A compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses.
By the way: a clause is a word group that contains a verb and its subject.
Independent clauses can be joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction to create a COMPOUND SENTENCE.
Some coordinating conjunctions are....
An easier way to remember them is FANBOYS
So remember, to make a compound sentence you need...
At least 2 independent clauses....
Inside those clauses there needs to be...
At least one subject....
At least one verb.
And to join those independent clauses you'll probably need a
a coordinate conjunction
A news reporter will speak to our class next week, and we will learn about careers in journalism.
So now you know about
The independent clauses may be joined by a...
My favorite places are Miami, Florida, and Aspen, Colorado; Bernie's favorites are San Diego, Califronia, and Seatle Washington.
A compound sentence can also be created by joining
two independent clauses with a. . . .
I don't like playing basketball; however, I do like playing soccer.
When creating a compound sentence with
a semicolon, you can use a transitional and then a comma to connect the clauses.
as a result,
as a substitute
at the same time
under other conditions
cause & effect
the reson for