A Compound Sentence is a sentence that joins two simple sentences (independent clauses) together with a comma, conjunction or semicolon.
An independent clause is a clause that can stand alone. It is a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought- An independent clause is a sentence.
Examples of independent clauses:-
The cat was happy.
He slept underneath the bed.
Join these 2 independent clauses to create a compound sentence.
The cat was happy, he slept underneath the bed.
There are three ways to combine independent causes to make a compound sentence:
The teens walked to the park but it was closed.
The gentleman did not know where the sound came from, so he hid behind the tree.
You can also use a semicolon to create a compound sentence since the two statements are equal.
The teacher applauded the class; the kids beamed with pride.
The dog ate; the cat slept.
Post on the blog examples of compound sentences using conjunctions, commas or semi colons.