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Clauses and Sentences Independent Clauses, Simple Sentences, and Compound Sentences
Independent Clauses *Contains a subject and a predicate and can stand alone as a sentence. Example The mayor of the city will keep the instructions.
Independent Clauses Also called a main clause Every sent. must have at least one Does not start with a subordinating conjunction or a relative pronoun
Simple Sentences An independent clause that stands alone as a sentence. Example Doon wants to be underground.
Compound Sentences Contains two or more independent clauses put together to make one sentence. Example Things went as planned for many years, but the 7 th mayor was less honorable than the ones who’d come before him.
Compound Sentences The clauses in a comp. sent. can be connected by: –a comma and a conjunction –a semicolon –or a semicolon and a conjunctive adverb (the conjunctive adverb is followed by a comma)