In the English language
, a compound sentence
is composed of at least two independent clauses
. It does not require a dependent clause
. The clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction
(with or without a comma
), a correlative conjunction (with or without a comma), or a semicolon
that functions as a conjunction. A conjunction can be used to make a compound sentence. The use of a comma to separate two independent clauses in a sentence is accepted as part of the English language.
Example: My friend invited me to a party, but I do not want to go.
- Rozakis, Laurie (2003). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style pp. 167–168. Alpha. ISBN 1-59257-115-8.