Wednesday, January 9, 2013

The Compound Sentence

iWriteRight: Label a page in your composition book --  
Compound Sentences
Draw a "married couple" and copy this "formula" for a compound sentence: 

IC, + Coordinating Conjunction + IC = CD

Read through this information and the sample compound sentences: 

Labeling for Types of Sentences and Types of Clauses
Simple sentence
Compound sentence
Complex sentence
Compound-Complex sentence
Independent Clause
Dependent ClauSE

         IC, [comma] + Coordinating Conjunction + IC. 

Many Sample Compound Sentences: 

He tried to stare into her fiery gaze, but he couldn't stop looking at the purple vein bulging in her forehead.
 -- Brian Meehl, Out of Patience (2006)

Nick Allen had plenty of ideas, and he knew what to do with them.
 -- Andrew Clements, Frindle (1998)

Rowanne had slipped away from her roly-poly childhood like a sylph from a cocoon, but Hector's was still wrapped around him in a soft, wooly layer.
   -- Lynne Rae Perkins, Criss Cross (2005)

The dark scares us, for we don't know what is waiting in the dark.  -- Alvin Schwarz, Scary Stories 3: More Tales to Chill Your Bones (2001)

I could remember every detail of the whole night, but it had the unreal quality of a dream. -- S.E. Hinton,  The Outsiders  (1997 -- not!)

He flails and tries to swim away, but the current is too powerful.  -- Cecilia Tishy, All in One Piece (2007)

Angeline would reveal no secrets now, and Damiana would reveal no secrets later.  -- Sharon Shinn, The Safe-Keeper's Secret (2004)

Pee Wee tried to push against Melissa, but she was rooted to the floor. -- Polly Horvath, The Trolls (2001)

Mom says finishing everything on his own plate is one thing, but Dad usually finishes everything on everyone else's plate, too.
 -- Sarah Littman, Confessions of a Closet Catholic (2005) 

I sat near the back with Stephen, and he kept pestering me.
Stephen is my best friend, but I'm not sure he'd admit it.
There was only about a block to go before our bus stop, but I couldn't stand Stephen's whining another second.
-- Andrew Clements, The Report Card (2004)

                                                    Thanks to Jeff Anderson in Everyday Editing

These are extras in case you would like more information.

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