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compound sentence is made by joining two independent clauses
together with a conjunction.
Notice that in each example, there
is a subject and a verb in each independent clause. These sentences
can be changed by removing the subject:
These are still good sentences,
but by removing the subject from one part of them, they are no
longer compound sentences.
Compound sentences are often formed
with these coordinating conjunctions: and,
but, for, or, nor, yet, so, and ; (the semi-colon). Learn more about conjunctions in Red Level Lesson Fifteen.
Here are some more examples of compound sentences:
1. The two women washed
the dishes, and then the man dried them.
3. The apples weren't selling very well,
so he decided to have a sale.
In the next lesson, we'll learn about complex sentences
Next: Lesson Four