What Are They? 2 Independent Clauses joined with a coordinating conjunctions (F.A.N.B.O.Y.S.)
Clauses • Clause = part of sentence that contains a verb and a subject • Two Types • Independent • Can stand by itself • Dependent/Subordinate • Can NOT stand by itself • Begins with a subordinating conjunction
Compound Sentences (Examples) I ate a Snickers and I drank a Coke. Cherie made the squad, but she sprained her ankle. *Each has 2 subjects and 2 verbs!*
How To Identify • Step 1 • Find a F.A.N.B.O.Y.S. • Step 2 • Read everything to the left • If it is a sentence, then it is an ID (independent) clause • Step 3 • Read everything to the right • If it is a sentence, then is it an ID clause
Is it ES or CD? Mr. Thomas bought a new battery and it worked! Jeremy slid into third and was safe. Jim tried to make it to second and he made it. The orange book fell onto the floor and it blew up. The orange book fell onto the floor and exploded.