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1 Compound Sentences A Grammar Lesson for 4th Grade Created by Teresa Wilson – Desert Palms Elem. – July 2010Clipart used is from
2 A clause is a group of words that has a subject and a verb. An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence.A simple sentence has one independent clause.Monique threw a strike.
3 A simple sentence contains one subject and one predicate. It contains one complete thought.We had a garage sale.
4 A compound sentence has two or more independent clauses. ___________Mario scored a goal, and the crowd went wild.Both independent clauses can stand alone as sentences.____________
5 Two simple sentences may be joined to form a compound sentence. It contains two complete thoughts.It has two subjects and two predicates.A conjunction is used to combine the two sentences.
6 Use a comma when you combine clauses using a conjunction. The clauses in compound sentences are often combined using coordinating conjunctions.Some of the coordinating conjunctions used to combine clauses are and, but, and or.Use a comma when you combine clauses using a conjunction.
7 I wanted to buy two new hats, but I didn’t have the budget.
8 The scientists were working hard, and they still hadn’t found a cure.
9 Meg and John were looking at the map. A compound subject contains two or more simple subjects that may have the same predicate.Meg and John were looking at the map.
10 The leaves fall and cover the ground. A compound predicate contains two or more simple predicates that have the same subject.The leaves fall and cover the ground.