Compound sentences

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Compound sentences

  1. 1. Compound Sentences A Grammar Lesson for 4 th Grade Created by Teresa Wilson – Desert Palms Elem. – July 2010 Clipart used is from www.pppst.com
  2. 2. <ul><li>An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>A simple sentence has one independent clause. </li></ul><ul><li>Monique threw a strike. </li></ul>A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb.
  3. 3. A simple sentence contains one subject and one predicate. <ul><li>It contains one complete thought. </li></ul>We had a garage sale.
  4. 4. A compound sentence has two or more independent clauses. Mario scored a goal, and the crowd went wild. Both independent clauses can stand alone as sentences. ___________ _________ ___
  5. 5. Two simple sentences may be joined to form a compound sentence . <ul><li>It contains two complete thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>It has two subjects and two predicates. </li></ul><ul><li>A conjunction is used to combine the two sentences. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The clauses in compound sentences are often combined using coordinating conjunctions . <ul><li>Some of the coordinating conjunctions used to combine clauses are and , but , and or . </li></ul><ul><li>Use a comma when you combine clauses using a conjunction. </li></ul>
  7. 7. I wanted to buy two new hats, but I didn’t have the budget.
  8. 8. <ul><li>The scientists were working hard, </li></ul><ul><li>and they still hadn’t found a cure. </li></ul>
  9. 9. A compound subject contains two or more simple subjects that may have the same predicate. <ul><li>Meg and John were looking </li></ul><ul><li>at the map. </li></ul>
  10. 10. A compound predicate contains two or more simple predicates that have the same subject. <ul><li>The leaves fall and cover the ground . </li></ul>

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