What is a compound sentence?

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What is a
compound
sentence?
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A compound sentence consists of two
or more main clauses, each of which can stand on
its own.
Spotty loves Bruiser, and Bruiser loves Spotty.
clause
clause
Spotty loves Bruiser; they are never apart.
clause
clause
The clauses in a compound
sentence are joined with a
comma and coordinating
conjunction or with a semicolon.
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Where are the clauses in
these compound sentences?
Jack’s dad is our coach, and his brother is our captain.
clause
clause
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make it drink.
clause
clause
It’ll probably rain tomorrow, so bring your umbrella.
clause
clause
My new toys are stacked over there; I gave the old ones away.
clause
clause
Tina’s hair and eyes are dark, yet her skin is very fair.
clause
clause
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• A clause has a subject (the person or
thing the clause is about) and a
predicate (the verb plus any objects
and modifiers).
• A compound sentence consists of two
or more main clauses, each of which
can stand on its own.
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