Notes On Simple and Compound Sentences - CBSE Class 8 English Grammar
A simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. It is also called an independent clause.
  • I like to study in the mornings
  •  Farida and Fathima  play chess every afternoon.

A compound sentence contains two independent clauses (simple sentences) joined by a co-ordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.)
  •  She tried to speak Hindi, and my sister tried to speak English. 
  • He danced at the party but his friends did not join him.

Summary

A simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. It is also called an independent clause.
  • I like to study in the mornings
  •  Farida and Fathima  play chess every afternoon.

A compound sentence contains two independent clauses (simple sentences) joined by a co-ordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.)
  •  She tried to speak Hindi, and my sister tried to speak English. 
  • He danced at the party but his friends did not join him.

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