Notes On Compound Sentences - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

compound sentence refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses (or complete sentences) connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember if you think of the words "FAN BOYS":

  • For
  • And
  • Nor
  • But
  • Or
  • Yet
  • So

Examples of compound sentences include the following:

  1. Kapil waited for the bus, but the bus was late.
  2. I looked for Sandhya and Seema at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived.
  3. Sandhya and Seema arrived at the bus station before noon, and they left on the bus before I arrived.
  4. Sandhya and Seema left on the bus before I arrived, so I did not see them at the bus station.

Summary

compound sentence refers to a sentence made up of two independent clauses (or complete sentences) connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember if you think of the words "FAN BOYS":

  • For
  • And
  • Nor
  • But
  • Or
  • Yet
  • So

Examples of compound sentences include the following:

  1. Kapil waited for the bus, but the bus was late.
  2. I looked for Sandhya and Seema at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived.
  3. Sandhya and Seema arrived at the bus station before noon, and they left on the bus before I arrived.
  4. Sandhya and Seema left on the bus before I arrived, so I did not see them at the bus station.
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