HALLOWEEN AND DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS Using Compound Sentences COMPOUND SENTENCES Compound sentences combine two independent clauses using a conjunction. (and, so, but, yet, for, or, nor) Combine these independent clauses: 1) I bought candy. 2) Shawna bought the cupcakes. I bought the candy, and Shawna bought the cupcakes. 1) The werewolves sleep in the morning. 2) They howl at night. The werewolves sleep in the morning, but howl at night. 1) Jorge made a skeleton. 2) Tania picked marigolds. Jorge made a skeleton and Tania picked marigolds. 1) The wig didn’t match my costume. 2) I borrowed a friend’s wig. The wig didn’t match my costume, so I borrowed a friend’s wig. 1) The goblins scared us up the hill. 2) Maybe it was ghosts. The goblins scared us up the hill, or maybe it was ghosts. Decide if these sentences are simple or compound: COMPOUND The pumpkins were glowing brightly, and the wind was blowing forcefully. The monsters and ghouls made a terrifying noise. SIMPLE At the graves we left either bread or candles. SIMPLE We had a Halloween party, but it wasn’t very scary. COMPOUND Día de los Muertos combines an ancient Aztec celebration and the Catholic All Saint’s Day. SIMPLE Now it’s your turn. Write your own frightfully ghoulish or deathly ancestral compound sentences!