Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A compound sentence is a sentence that is made up of two sentences joined together with a comma and a word like and, but, or, yet.

Each sentence has it's own complete thought with a subject and verb.

Example: Samantha went to the store. Samantha saw her best friend Sally at the store.

Join them together and you have............

Samantha went to the store, and she saw her best friend Sally.

Another Example: Grandfather Fred quit smoking. Grandfather Fred ate healthy.

Join them together and you have...........

Grandfather Fred quit smoking, and he ate healthy.