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

  • Once thousands of mounds existed; now many are gone.
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Answers
  • 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
  • Play fair.
    • Simple
  • Smile and be happy.
    • Compound