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The Compound Sentence Exercises

1. I have been in the meadows all day, and I have gathered there these beautiful flowers.

2. The ancient spirit is not dead; old times are still breathing; there is still strength and dignity in life.

Each of these sentences contains two or more independent statements. They are compound sentences.

A compound sentence is a sentence that contains two or more independent statements.

We are borne into life - it is sweet, it is strange! We lie on the knee of a mild Mystery, Which smiles with a change.

A compound sentence may have any or all of its coordinate parts complex.

Tell what you did last evening, using five simple sentences. Tell the same story, using complex sentences. Tell it again using compound sentences.


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