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THE BASIC SENTENCES The rainstopped. Theyarrived in the morning. Many studentsattended the opening ceremony. The committeeaccepts new members Dewiyantiis a researcher at SIRIM. My friend’s lettersare always interesting. S V
A simple sentence o is made up of only one subject-verb combination o expresses a complete thought e.g. Mariam shouted words of encouragement. (SV) Mariam and Madeline cheered loudly for their team. (SSV) Mariam cheered and clapped for her team. (SVV) Mariam, Madeline and the rest of the class cheered, shouted, and screamed during the game. (SSSVVV)
Compound Sentences A compound sentence o is made up of two or more simple sentences e.g. Steven takes his children swimming every weekend. They always enjoy themselves tremendously. (2 simple sentences) Steven takes his children swimming every weekend, and they always enjoy themselves tremendously. (compound sentence, SV, and SV)
A compound sentence o is usually joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction such as and, but, for, nor, so, or, yet, because, etc e.g. Stephanie wants to buy a digital camera, but she does not have enough money. (SV, but SV) You may have rice, or you may have mashed potatoes with your main meal. I have asked him to repay me many times, yet he has not done so. The little boy did not complain, nor did he cry.
A compound sentence o is made up of two or more subject-verb combinations e.g. Jack likes to read, Jackie likes to play computer games, but Josh prefers to just laze around.
Identify whether the sentences below are simple or compound sentences 1. The baby cried, so I pacified her. 2. I bought a beautiful but slightly dented brass tray. 3.Bill’s injured foot still hurts, and he cannot put pressure on it. 4. You should not bully or tease the little girl. (compound) (simple) (Compound) (simple)
Combine each pair of simple sentences to form a compound sentence. Use each of these coordinating conjunctions once: and, but, or, so or yet. Do not forget to add a comma. 1. We went to your house. You were not in. We went to your house, but you were not in.
Write compound sentences of your own. Use each of these coodinating conjunctions twice: and, but, or, so, or yet. 1.An honest person dislikes telling lies, and he is usually well-liked and respected by other people. 10.The royal garden party was so grand, yet not many guests attended it.
Textbook: Focus on Reading & Writing Do excercises S, T and U on pages 40 & 41.