If two clauses are connected with a coordinating conjunction, it’s a compound sentence. If two clauses are connected with a subordinating conjunction, it’s a complex sentence.
How do you write a simple compound and complex sentence?
What are some examples of compound complex sentences?
2.Examples of compound–complex sentences
Kate doesn’t like cartoons because they are loud, so she doesn’t watch them.
The dog started barking so the cat ran away and I couldn’t keep up, so I stopped.
She likes to sleep in but she can get up early if she has work.
What are simple compound and complex sentences with examples?
Sentences: Simple, Compound, and Complex
Joe waited for the train. “Joe” = subject, “waited” = verb.
The train was late. “The train” = subject, “was” = verb.
Mary and Samantha took the bus.
I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station.
Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station early but waited until noon for the bus.
What are five compound sentences?
Compound Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions
She did not cheat on the test, for it was the wrong thing to do. I really need to go to work, but I am too sick to drive. I am counting my calories, yet I really want dessert. He ran out of money, so he had to stop playing poker.
What is complex sentences and examples?
A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent and at least one dependent clause (sometimes called a subordinate clause). When these two types of clauses appear in a sentence, we create a complex sentence. Consider this example: I like to eat the candy before I watch a movie.
What is compound sentences and examples?
A compound sentence is a sentence that has at least two independent clauses joined by a comma, semicolon or conjunction. An example of a compound sentence is, ‘This house is too expensive, and that house is too small.
How do you write compound sentences?
When we take two or more independent clauses and join them together, we form a compound sentence. We usually connect the clauses with a comma and a coordinating conjunction, but you can also join them with a semicolon. The ducks quacked, and the chicks peeped.
What are the 3 types of compound sentences?
A compound sentence is a sentence formed from two or more simple sentences, or independent clauses (IC):
There are three ways of joining independent clauses into a compound sentence:
with a coordinating conjunction (one of the fanboys);
with a semicolon; or.
with a semicolon and a transitional expression.
What words make a complex sentence?
Complex sentences are often formed by putting these words at the beginning of the dependent clause: as, as if, before, after, because, though, even though, while, when, whenever, if, during, as soon as, as long as, since, until, unless, where, and wherever.
What are two ways to write a complex sentence?
A complex sentence is formed by adding one or more subordinate (dependent) clauses to the main (independent) clause using conjunctions and/or relative pronouns. A clause is a simple sentence. Simple sentences contain only one clause (verb group).
How do you write a simple complex sentence?
“Being/ Verb+ing” in a simple sentence, to convert into a complex sentence by adding “as/when/since” at the first half of the sentence. Simple Sentence: After winning a beauty contest she cried. Complex Sentence: As she won the beauty contest, she cried.
What is simple complex?
A simple sentence consists of only one clause. A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses. A complex sentence has at least one independent clause plus at least one dependent clause.
What is simple or compound?
A simple sentence contains one independent clause. A compound sentence contains more than one! Put another way: a simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate, but a compound sentence contains more than one subject and more than one predicate.
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