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Compound Sentences

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Cleter Mattis

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Compound Sentences

Compound Sentences
Combining simple sentences to make Compound Sentences
John works thirty hours a week,
and
he goes to school at night.

John wants to be a full-time student,
but
he has to work to support his family.
And
and
but
are connecting words.
And
means
in addition
.
But
shows
contrast
.
Choose
and
or
but
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.
Or
gives a choice.

My friends and I usually go to a party,
or
we go to the movies.

I study in the library,
or
I go to the language lab to listen to tape.

So
shows result.

My car is in the shop,
so
I have to take the bus.

My students study very hard,
so
they always get good grades.
Choose the best connecting word (
and, but
,
or ,so
)

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.
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