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  • Focus on Writing: Chapter 15Writing Compound Sentences
  • SentencesA sentence is a group of words that expresses complete thought.Every sentence minimally includes:SubjectVerbComplete thought
  • Compound SentencesA compound sentence includes:Two independent clausesAn independent clause is the same as a simple sentence.
  • Coordinating ConjunctionsUsed as a way to form a compound sentence by joining two independent clausesEasy to remember by FANBOYSForAndNorButOrYetSoTo join two independent clauses, use a comma before the coordinating conjunction
  • SemicolonsAnother way to create a compound sentence.Simply place the semicolon between the two independent clausesMake sure the clauses are related; otherwise, the sentence will not make senseDo not capitalize after the semicolon
  • Transitional Words and PhrasesAnother way to create a compound sentenceSimply place a semicolon before the transitional word or phrase and a comma after it

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  • Focus on Writing: Chapter 15
    Writing Compound Sentences
  • Sentences
    A sentence is a group of words that expresses complete thought.
    Every sentence minimally includes:
    Subject
    Verb
    Complete thought
  • Compound Sentences
    A compound sentence includes:
    Two independent clauses
    An independent clause is the same as a simple sentence.
    John is enrolled.
    John is enrolled, but Susan studied hard.
    Susan studied hard.
  • Coordinating Conjunctions
    Used as a way to form a compound sentence by joining two independent clauses
    Easy to remember by FANBOYS
    To join two independent clauses, use a comma before the coordinating conjunction
    John is enrolled, but Susan studied hard.
  • Semicolons
    Another way to create a compound sentence.
    Simply place the semicolon between the two independent clauses
    Make sure the clauses are related; otherwise, the sentence will not make sense
    Do not capitalize after the semicolon
    John is enrolled; classes start Tuesday.
  • Transitional Words and Phrases
    Another way to create a compound sentence
    Simply place a semicolon before the transitional word or phrase and a comma after it
    John is enrolled; after all, classes start Tuesday.