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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


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.


  • 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.


Combining clauses1
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.



Warm up
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.


Warm up1
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.


Warm up2
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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