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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Compound Sentences

 
 

Definition

A compound sentence consists of two or more simple sentences put together in one sentence.

Example

The

students walk

to the beach, and

they go

for a swim every Friday.

 

subject + verb

 

subject + verb

 

Explanation

A compound sentence --

  • joins two or more simple sentences in one sentence by using a linking word or conjunction (with a comma). Examples of conjunctions are words such as: "and, but, or, so".
  • has more than one subject + verb.
  • has tense agreement between the verbs, but they can show time differences by using different verb tenses.
  • can omit the second subject if the subjects are the same.

Related Sections

Complex Sentences
Conjunctions
Punctuation
Simple Sentences