Definition of Compound sentence

1. Noun. A sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses.

Generic synonyms: Sentence

Definition of Compound sentence

1. Noun. (grammar) a sentence that has two or more independent clauses, joined by a conjunction (such as 'but', 'and') and/or punctuation (such as ','). Compare simple sentence. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Compound Sentence

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compound microscopes
compound modifier
compound morphology
compound myopic astigmatism
compound name
compound nevus
compound number
compound odontoma
compound pendulum
compound pistil
compound pregnancy
compound protein
compound q
compound restoration
compound sentence (current term)
compound sentences
compound skull fracture
compound symbol
compound symbols
compound word
compound words

Literary usage of Compound sentence

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"A compound sentence contains two or more independent propositions. ... The Compound Sentence. 267. The compound sentence consists of different independent ..."

2. An Advanced English Grammar: With Exercises by George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley (1913)
"An ordinary compound sentence (as we have seen in § 44) is made by joining two or more simple sentences, each of which thus becomes an independent ..."

3. The Writing of English by John Matthews Manly, Edith Rickert (1920)
"THE compound sentence The compound sentence is a series of simple sentences joined ... In the compound sentence each element of a clause may, of course, ..."

4. The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown (1851)
"And of the latter he gives the following erroneous and self-contradictory account: "A compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences or ..."

5. A Greek Grammar, for Schools and Colleges by James Hadley (1871)
"The whole is then called a COMPOUND sentence ; it consists of ^principal, and a dependent or subordinate^ sentence. ..."

6. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style Into Writer's Workshop by Jeff Anderson (2005)
"When Ashley inserts the comma after salt, her compound sentence won't be missing a thing. Mentor Text Every day was a happy day, and every night was ..."

7. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Embracing a New Systematic Order of by Samuel Kirkham (1845)
"A compound sentence is composed of two or more simple sentences connected together ; as, " Wheat grows in the field, and men reap it. ..."

8. Composition, Oral and Written by Charles Sears Baldwin (1909)
"... compound sentence Will probably be clear if it is a true compound sentence. According to definition, a compound sentence has two or ..."

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