Compound sentence (linguistics)

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.

See also


  • Rozakis, Laurie (2003). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Grammar and Style pp. 167–168. Alpha. ISBN 1-59257-115-8.

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