Examples of compound sentences:
He plays the trumpet and she sings in the choir.She'll be promoted or she'll leave the company.We want to adopt puppies or we'd also take kittens.She went in to work, but she isn't feeling well.The family visited a museum and they explored a state park. 6.Han waited for the bus, and it arrived on time” and “You have waited very patiently; finally the day has arrived.”
My husband was working, so I went shopping.I like chocolate ice cream, but my friend likes strawberry.They wanted to go to Italy, because they wanted to see Venice.I am on a diet yet I really want a cookie.He did not take the money, for it was not the right thing to do.
Compound Sentence Examples
Compound sentences contain two independent clauses or two simple sentences, such as:
Joe waited for the train.
The train was late.
By combining these two simple sentences or independent clauses, you can form a compound sentence as in,
Joe waited for the train, but the train was late.
However, the sentences that are joined must be related as in these examples,
Alejandro played football, so Maria went shopping.
Alejandro played football, for Maria went shopping.
I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus
station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus
before I arrived.
I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak English.
Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station before noon, and they left on the bus before I arrived.
Do you want to stay here, or would you like to go shopping with me?
My friend invited me to a tea party, but my parents didn't let me go.
I have a lot of work to finish, so I will be up all night.
Mary and Samantha left on the bus before I arrived, so I did not see them at the bus station.
A compound sentence is formed by using coordinating
conjunctions, such as for, or, yet, and, nor, but, so etc. A comma
precedes the coordinators unless the sentences are very short. The way
the relationship between the clauses is changed by the use of
coordinators is explicit from the examples,
I like chocolate ice cream, but my friend likes strawberry.
They wanted to go to Italy, because they wanted to see Venice.
My husband was working, so I went shopping.
I am on a diet yet I really want a cookie.
The boys walked down the road and their parents waved from the house.
The dog came rushing in so the cat ran upstairs.
My friend gave me a lift because it was raining.
He did not take the money, for it was not the right thing to do.
A compound sentence is also formed by placing a
semicolon either along with or not along conjunctive adverbs such as
also, besides, therefore, etc. Examples of such compound sentences are:
You need to pack all the things you will need; for example, a sleeping bag will keep you warm.
I have paid all of the dues; as a result, I expect to receive all the privileges listed in the bylaws.
I will be glad to help you; besides, I love to cook.
The moon is full; the stars are out.
Call me tomorrow; I will give you my answer then.
The job was not done; on the other hand, they needed to rest and eat.