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Compound Sentences


The word “compound” means to combine things to form something new.

Compound sentences are a multi-clause sentence. They are formed when we join two main clauses.

We form compound sentences by joining two main clauses with the help of a conjunction.

Conjunctions are words like 'and', 'but' and 'or .


The type of conjunction used in a compound sentence is a 'co-ordinating conjunction'.

For example,

I like tennis, but I don't like squash.

Remember, if it contains two main clauses, it’s a compound sentence.


Your Turn…

1. What is a compound sentence?
Two simple sentences, joined by a conjunction
A sentence that is trapped
Something you would order from a take-away menu

2. Which group of words are conjunctions
bubbles, taste, glamour, cheese
fighting, talking, thinking,
and, but, or, so

3. What is the job of a compound sentence?
To deliver cheese to mice in hospital
To make a clear link between two statements
To make money

4. Which of the following is a compound sentence?
I like coffee cremes, but I don’t like coffee
The dog chased its tail
After lunch, we went to the park

5. Look at the following sentence: The pig rolled in the mud and it ate its dinner. Identify the conjunction:

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