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Transcript of Compound Sentences
Combining simple sentences to make Compound Sentences
John works thirty hours a week,
he goes to school at night.
John wants to be a full-time student,
he has to work to support his family.
are connecting words.
to connect the simple sentences bellow.
My English class is easy.
I am having trouble with my Japanese class.
A college education is important to me.
I'm working very hard to be ready next year.
I want to improve my Japanese speaking skills.
I don't have any Japanese friends to practice with.
gives a choice.
My friends and I usually go to a party,
we go to the movies.
I study in the library,
I go to the language lab to listen to tape.
My car is in the shop,
I have to take the bus.
My students study very hard,
they always get good grades.
Choose the best connecting word (
1) I know how to teach English, ____ my classes are always full.
2) I give a test every week, ____ my students can use their books to find the answer.
3) My students are always late for class, ____ I never get angry with them.
4) I allow my students to take their final test at home, ____ I give them a final test in class.
5) I don't want my students to feel bad, ____ everyone gets an "A" in my class.
Avoid Comma Splices
and Run-on Sentences
Don't put a comma at the end of a sentence.
Don't run two sentences together.