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Simple and Compound Sentences. Simple Sentences. A simple sentence is a complete thought. It has a subject and a predicate. The yellow pencil is very sharp. Simple Sentences. Sometimes there are compound parts to the simple sentence. The yellow pencil is very sharp and could hurt you.

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Simple sentences
Simple Sentences

  • A simple sentence is a complete thought. It has a subject and a predicate.

    • The yellow pencil is very sharp.


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Simple Sentences

  • Sometimes there are compound parts to the simple sentence.

    • The yellow pencil is very sharp and could hurt you.

    • The yellow pencil and the orange pencil are very sharp.


Compound sentences
Compound Sentences

  • A compound sentence is one or more simple sentences joined together with proper punctuation.

    • The yellow pencil is sharp, and I will use it to write my paper.

      • (If you ignore the conjunction, you’ll see two simple sentences that would be strong enough to stand on their own.)


Identifying the differences
Identifying the Differences

  • Can you find two complete thoughts by covering up parts of the sentence? If so, it is a compound sentence!

  • Draw arrows to show connections between predicates and subjects.

    • Try out some samples on the next slide…..


Circle subjects underline predicates connect with arrows
Circle Subjects / Underline Predicates / Connect with Arrows

  • Prehistoric people built forts, and they created burial mounds.

  • Prehistoric people built forts and created burial mounds.


Answers
Answers…

  • Prehistoric people built forts, and they created burial mounds. Compound Sentence

  • Prehistoric people built forts and created burial mounds. Simple Sentence



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Answers long.

  • Great Serpent Mound in Ohio is curved and is 1,254 feet long. simple

  • Once thousands of mounds existed; now many are gone. compound


Subject understood
Subject: Understood long.

  • Play fair.

    • Simple

  • Smile and be happy.

    • Compound


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