Compound sentence (linguistics)


Compound sentence (linguistics)

In the English language, 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), or a semicolon that functions as a conjunction. A conjunction can be used to make a compound sentence. The use of a comma to separate two independent clauses in a sentence is accepted as part of the English language.

Example: My friend invited me to a party, but I do not want to go.

ee also

*Simple sentence
*Complex sentence
*Complex-compound sentence

References

*cite book | author=Rozakis, Laurie | title=The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style pp. 167–168 | publisher=Alpha | year=2003 | id=ISBN 1-59257-115-8

External links

* [http://www.arts.uottawa.ca/writcent/hypergrammar/sntstrct.html The Structure of a Sentence]


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