# Compound and Compound-Complex sentences

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Compound and Compound-Complex sentences
Get out paper for bell work and be prepared to take notes And yes, we are going to finish the movie

Be prepared for a discussion and answering two more questions.

Bell Work Explain in your own words what an independent clause is
Give an example of an independent clause Explain in your own words what a dependent clause is Give an example of a dependent clause Explain what a subject ( as a part of speech) Explain what a verb is

How many clauses are in each sentence?
My sister and I were at my grandma's house when the phone rang. We were watching TV on the couch, the old brown one, and eating sandwiches. It was Jan, my sister's friend, and she wanted to talk to my sister. I said, "I'll go get her, Jan," and then I went to get her. Jan told my sister that the new super group, the Dance Boys, was at the mall.

Simple Sentences One independent clause
A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought. In the following simple sentences, subjects are in yellow, and verbs are in green. Some students like to study in the mornings. Juan and Arturo play football every afternoon. Alicia goes to the library and studies every day.

Compound Sentences two independent clauses
A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinator. The coordinators are: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so. (FANBOYS.) Except for very short sentences, coordinators are always preceded by a comma. In the following compound sentences, subjects are in yellow, verbs are in green, and the coordinators and the commas that precede them are in red. I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak English. Alejandro played football, so Maria went shopping. Alejandro played football, for Maria went shopping.

Complex Sentences Independent clause and at least one dependent clause
A complex sentence has an independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses. A complex sentence always has a subordinator such as because, since, after, although, or when(and many others) or a relative pronoun such as that, who, or which. In the following complex sentences, subjects are in yellow, verbs are in green, and the subordinators and their commas (when required) are in red. When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page. The teacher returned the homework after she noticed the error. The students are studying because they have a test tomorrow. After they finished studying, Juan and Maria went to the movies Juan and Maria went to the movies after they finished studying.

Compound-Complex sentences 2 + Independent clauses and at least one dependent clause
A compound-complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with. independent clause: "I haven't had the time to go lately" independent clause: "I haven't found anyone to go with" dependent clause: "Although I like to go camping... " We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong. independent clause:  dependent clause:

Identify what type of sentence each of the following is
I usually use a pick whenever I play the guitar, or I just use my fingers. We rang the doorbell, but no one answered it I wrote Jane a letter while she was away at camp. Have you seen Mr. Nelson’s garden at the back of his house? When Miss Jones entered the room, we all became quiet. Susan likes chemistry, but she likes physics better.