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Transcript of Simple-Compound-Complex Sentences
A compound is made up of two independent clauses joined by a coordinator
- Independent clauses are complete thoughts
- A coordinator is used to join the two independent clauses (eg. FANBOYS: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
tried to speak in Spanish,
tried to speak English.
My friend invited me to a party,
I do not want to go.
Namrata Batish, Harkiran Bhogal, Kristela Santos, Sinthusha Sivakumaran
my friend invited me to a party, I do not want to go.
My friend invited me to a party. I do not want to go.
When creating compound sentences, you may need to use a comma. The comma needs to be placed right before the coordinator.
Ex. He handed in his homework
he forgot to give the teacher the last page.
The only time you don't need to use a comma, is when the sentence is very short.
A complex sentence is a sentence in which an independent clause must be joined with one or more dependent clauses.
- The dependent and independent clauses are joined with a subordinator (ex. because, since, although and when)
- Dependent clauses are incomplete thoughts, while independent clauses complete a thought.
Ex. The teacher returned the homework
noticing the error.
- When the subordinator is in between both parts of the sentence you do not use a comma
A complex sentence doesn't always have to start with an independent clause.
- When the subordinator is at the beginning, a comma is needed between both parts of the sentence
noticing the error, the teacher returned the homework.
A sentence that contains one clause.
- A clause usually contains one subject, one verb and is about one thought
The ice on the river melts under the warm March sun.
Two simple sentences
Types of Sentences
Compound - Complex Sentences
Is made up of 2 independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses
Ex. We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong.
independent clause: "We decided that the movie was too violent"
independent clause: "(but) our children thought that we were wrong"
dependent clause: who like to watch scary movies
I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately
I haven't found anyone to go with.