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Compound Sentence


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A compound sentence is a combination of two or more main or primary clauses. It may or may not have sub-ordinate clauses.
In other words, a compound sentence consists of two or more independent sentences joined together by a coordinating conjunction.


Sample Usage

He is poor yet he is happy.

The above sentence consists of two parts:
1) He is poor.
2) He is happy.

These two are joined by coordinating conjunction ‘yet’. In the above example each part consists its own subject and predicate i.e each part is called a clause.

Each clause makes good sense by itself, and hence can stand independent of each other.
More examples:
1) You may either stay in the hotel or stay with your relatives.
2) The flowers were blooming, the birds were singing and the spring was in the air.


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