Compound Sentences: Explanation and Video


Compound Sentences

A compound sentence is composed of at least two independent clauses. It does not require a dependent clause. The clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction (with or without a comma), a correlative conjunction (with or without a comma), a semicolon that functions as a conjunction, or a conjunctive adverb preceded by a semicolon. A conjunction can be used to make a compound sentence.

  • My friend invited me to a tea party, but my parents didn’t let me go.
  • Do you want to stay here, or would you like to go shopping with me?
  • I have a lot of work to finish, so I will be up all night.

Additional Information

Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex

Simple and Compound sentences worksheet

The Compound Sentence

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