COMPOUND SENTENCE GROUP MEMBERS: BOON SHUI MEEI CHENG SWEE FONG IZZAT NAJMI BIN IBRAHIM JEFFREY YEOH ZE HUI ROSALINA ZAFIRAH BINTI ROZALI TAN HUI ER
COMPOUND SENTENCE• 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.• The use of a comma to separate two independent clauses is called a comma splice and is generally considered an error (when used in the English language).
EXAMPLES• My friend invited me to a tea party, but my parents didnt let me go.• Do you want to stay here, or would you like to go shopping with me?• I have much work to finish; therefore, I will be up all night. (The conjunctive adverb "therefore" joins the two independent clauses).
• I was scared, but I didnt run away. Both clauses are independent. Therefore, this is a compound sentence but not a complex sentence.
• I like playing baseball.• Basketball is my favorite sports.1) I like playing baseball, but basketball is my favorite sport.• My grandpa lived on a farm.• There were pigs on the farm.2) My grandpa lived on a farm, and there were pigs on the farm.
• I went to the movie theatre on Saturday.• The movie "Dinosaurs" was great.3) I went to the movie theatre on Saturday, and the movie "Dinosaurs" was great.
COMPOUND SUBJECTS• You can combine two sentences with the same predicate.• Join the subjects with “and” to make a compound subject.
EXAMPLES• Jake likes playing on the see saw.• Kelly likes playing on the see saw.1. Jake and Kelly like playing on the see saw.• My dog is cute.• Your cat is cute.2. My dog and your cat are cute.
• My family went on vacation.• I went on vacation.3. My family and I went on vacation.
COMPOUND PREDICATES• You can combine two sentences with the same subject.• Join the predicate with “and” to make a compound predicate.
EXAMPLES• Frankie likes eating pizza.• Frankie likes drinking coke.1. Frankie likes eating pizza and drinking coke.• They are friends.• They are playing with a balloon.2. They are friends and are playing with a balloon.
• Danielle went swimming.• Danielle did her homework.3. Danielle went swimming and did her homework.