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Focus on writing ch. 15


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Focus on writing ch. 15

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