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    Types of Sentences: Compound

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011

    A compound sentence has two or more independent clauses without any dependent clauses. The clauses are most often joined by a coordinating conjunction (and, or, so, but), by punctuation, or by both.

    The dogs get weekly baths, so what is that smell?
    It can't be the cat; Missy is a fastidious selfgroomer.

    Note: Correlative conjunctions are also used to join the clauses in a compound sentence.

    Either the dogs got into the garbage or Missy's been mouse hunting.

    In addition, semicolons and conjunctive adverbs can be used in compound sentences.

    Cats and dogs can be "friends"; still, there are certain limitations.

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