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Compound Sentences. ~ A Glance at Grammar. Definition. A Compound Sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses together with a coordinating conjunction or semicolon. Formula. Compound Sentence = Independent Clause + Independent Clause. What?.

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compound sentences

Compound Sentences

~ A Glance at Grammar

definition
Definition
  • A Compound Sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses together with a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.
formula
Formula
  • Compound Sentence =

Independent Clause + Independent Clause

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What?
  • An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone. It is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought.
  • An independent clause is a sentence.
fixing choppy sentences
Fixing Choppy Sentences
  • Ex) The cat was happy.
  • Ex) He slept underneath the bed.
  • Compound= The cat was happy, and he slept underneath the bed.
combining clauses
Combining Clauses
  • There are two ways to combine independent causes to make a compound sentence:
  • Comma + Coordinating Conjunction
  • Semicolon
comma coordinating conjunction
Comma + Coordinating Conjunction
  • A coordinating conjunction is also known as a F.A.N.B.O.Y.S.
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For
  • And
  • Nor
  • But
  • Or
  • Yet
  • So
comma cc fanboys
Comma + CC/FANBOYS
  • Ex) The teens walked to the park, but it was closed.
  • Ex) The gentleman did not know where the sound came from, so he hid behind the tree.
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Combining Clauses
  • There are two ways to combine independent causes to make a compound sentence:
  • Comma + Coordinating Conjunction
  • Semicolon
semicolon
Semicolon
  • You can also use a semicolon to create a compound sentence since the two statements are equal.
  • Ex) The teacher applauded the class; the kids beamed with pride.
  • Ex) The dog ate; the cat slept.
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Warm-Up
  • Directions- Copy the sentence. Mark as simple or compound. If compound, mark why.
  • The rain fell for hours and ruined the picnic.
  • I left, but Marcy stayed.
  • Polar bears feed on seals; seals feed on fish.
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Warm-Up
  • Directions- Copy the sentence. Mark as simple or compound. If compound, mark why.
  • Female penguins usually stay at sea, but they return when their eggs hatch.
  • The sloth eats and sleeps while hanging upside down.
  • The pouch under a pelican’s bill is huge, holding up to 25 pounds of fish.
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Warm-Up
  • Directions- Copy the sentence. Mark as simple or compound. If compound, mark why.
  • Kiwi birds have nostrils on their beaks; they can smell earthworms.
  • Sharks have to keep moving constantly, or they suffocate.
  • Most rabbits drown in water,but the marsh rabbit can swim.
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Warm-Up
  • Directions- Copy the sentence. Mark as simple or compound. If compound, mark why.
  • The gulls circle the fishing boat; they are hoping for a quick meal.
  • At the Bay View nursing home, Mr. Tompkins waits for his children to visit.
  • Tyrell can play several instruments, but the trombone is his favorite.
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Warm-Up
  • Directions- Create a compound sentence by joining the two independent clauses using a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon.
  • I’m driving to the office in an hour. I’ll pick up the supplies on the way.
  • Up went the lottery jackpot. Down went our hopes of winning.
  • We surveyed the dirty cabin. We each shrugged silently.
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