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Compound

Sentences
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: Soo Hui Yi
: Nineshah A/P Subramaniam
: Alice Tan Ai Shie
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DEFINITION
 Can make writing rich and colourful
 Provide more detail and make paragraphs more interesting
and engaging
 When forming compound sentences, it is important to
understand the components of a compound sentence
and to use the proper punctuation to join clauses
What is a compound sentence ?
 It contains two or more independent clauses
joined together with a coordinator such as for,
and or but. It is distinct from a complex
sentence, which is an independent clause that
is joined with a dependent clause
Independent clause
An independent clause is a clause that contains three things :
1. A subject (something or someone that the sentence is all
about)

2. An action (a verb – something that is being done)

3. A complete thought (there are no questions as to


meaning at the end of the sentence)
FANBOYS
 For - shows reason or purpose (sometimes
because can be used instead)
 And - connects two or more ideas
 Nor - shows a non-contrasting, negative idea.
Adds more negativity.
FANBOYS
 But - shows contrast or exception.
 Or - shows choice or option.
 Yet - also shows contrast or exception.
 So - shows consequence.
Examples
 For
I’ve been living in Los Angeles for about six
months

What are you doing for New Year’s?


 And

My friend likes to go mountain-climbing and swim


in the ocean.

The boys sang and the girls danced.


Examples
• Nor
Neither the yoga nor the running made my
back feel any better

He didn’t return my calls, nor did he respond


to any of my texts.
• But
I put a lot of effort into the assignment, but I
couldn’t even get an A.

My mom doesn’t like to cook, but she does it


anyway.
Examples
• Or
Do you like chocolate or vanilla better?

You can come buy groceries with me, or


you can stay home until I get back.

• Yet
I got a new prescription for
my glasses, yet my vision
is still a bit blurry.

Did she call you back


yet?
Examples
• So
It was the week before Christmas, so the
mall was unusually hectic.

“Is it going to be warmer tomorrow?” “I


think so.”
ACTIVITY