Sentences: Simple sentences- contains a single clause. Example: The ice melts quickly.
Compound Sentences: A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses (or simple sentences) joined by co- ordinating conjunctions like "and," "but," and "or“ Example: Canada is a rich country, but still it has many poor people.
Complex Sentences A complex sentence contains one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. Unlike a compound sentence, however, a complex sentence contains clauses which are not equal. Example: Simple My friend invited me to a party. I do not want to go. Compound My friend invited me to a party, but I do not want to go. Complex Although my friend invited me to a party, I do not want to go.
What is a run- on sentence? It is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (that is, complete sentences) are joined without appropriate punctuation or conjunction.
Examples: To correct a run- on sentence you can use a comma or a semicolon. Incorrect: John left his wallet at the house his girlfriend just brought it over Correct: John left his wallet at the house, and his girlfriend just brought it over. Incorrect: It was a beautiful day there was not a cloud in the sky. Correct: It was a beautiful day; there was not a cloud in the sky
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