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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Compound Sentences



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



students walk

to the beach, and

they go

for a swim every Friday.


subject + verb


subject + verb



A compound sentence:

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

Related Sections

Common Linking Words and Their Uses
Commonly Used Punctuation
Sentence Combining: Part 1
Simple Sentence Structure