A compound sentencehas at least two independent clausesthat have related ideas. The independent clauses can be joined by a coordinating conjunction(for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) or by a semicolon, as you can see in the compound sentence examples below.
Don’t use coordinating conjunctions to begin all of your sentences. Do so only when it makes your writing more effective. Do so only when it makes your writing more effective. Although commas typically follow coordinating conjunctions used in areas other than the beginning of a sentence, they should not be used after coordinating conjunctions used to open sentences unless an interrupter.
The first set focuses on conjunctions (in compound and complex sentences) and each sentence is split into three (two clause, one conjunction). They can be matched back together in various combinations. (10 sentences) The second set focuses on a variety of structures and each sentence is split into two. (12 sentences).Grammar worksheets: combining simple sentences into a compound sentences In these worksheets, students combine two simple sentences into one compound sentence using the suggested conjunction. Compound sentences consist of two independent clauses linked by a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, or, but, yet, so, for, nor).Compound-Complex sentence, as the name suggests is a combination of combination of Compound and Complex sentence. We know that a Compound sentence is formed by joining two independent clauses and a Complex sentence is formed by joining an independent clause with a subordinate clause.
Using common conjunctions like and, since, and because, Cheryl Gourley has created a worksheet about writing compound sentences. Students will take two simple sentences, choose an appropriate conjunction, and write a compound sentence.Read More
How to Write Compound-Complex Sentences. So now you’re familiar with the parts of compound-complex sentences, and it’s time to start putting them together. This is as easy as coming up with two sentences and one extra bit of information, and then using conjunctions to link them all up. Let’s create a brand new sentence to show how they’re made. Step 1: Independent clause. The first.Read More
Conjunctions are used to connect words in a sentence, or to connect complete sentences. When conjunctions are used, the result is a compound structure. A comma is used before the conjunction to separate the clauses. Three common conjunctions are and, but and or.Read More
Frequent use of short sentences can be strange to read. Writing can be made more interesting by using two sorts of longer sentences: compound sentences and complex sentences. This factsheet looks at the simplest of these - the compound sentence. Making a compound sentence When there are two or more short, independent, simple sentences that are of equal weight you can join them together using.Read More
Challenge students to write compound sentences with our Writing Compound Sentences Activity. Students begin with simple sentences and use conjunctions to create compound sentences. Print and distribute this activity for independent practice. This resource addresses the following standards: CCSS L3.1, L.4.2; TEKS ELAR 3.11.D., 4.11.D.Read More
Coordinating conjunctions are the most popular category of conjunctions. Simply put, they bring ideas together. They can join words, phrases, and clauses.Read More
Frequent use of short sentences can be strange to read. Writing can be made more interesting by using two sorts of longer sentences: compound and complex sentences. This factsheet looks at the complex sentence. Making a complex sentence When you make a compound sentence you are joining two or more simple sentences together with a conjunction.Read More
Method 1: Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (IC, cc IC) You can use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (cc) to join two or more independent clauses into a compound sentence. (A coordinating conjunction is one of the fanboys: for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so.) The resulting sentence has the structure IC, cc IC.Read More
Produce compound sentences using a comma before the coordinating conjunction An updated version of this instructional video is available. Instructional video Archived.Read More
A sentence that expresses two complete thoughts is a compound sentence. In a compound sentence, two independent clauses can be joined by a comma and a conjunction. Each clause has a subject and a verb. When you are writing, it would be strange to only use short, simple sentences.Read More