How to form compound sentence

In english language, there are four types of sentence structures, and among these, compound sentence is one of them. As per rules, compound sentence is formed with the help of two independent clauses. Through this blog, “How to form compound sentence” you will learn the proper method of formation of compound sentences.

Four types of sentence structures

•Simple sentence — subject + predicate

•Complex sentence — main clause + subordinating clause.

•Compound sentence — two independent clauses

•Mixed sentence — it includes two or more than two independent and dependent clauses.

Rules of formation of compound sentences

•There should be separate subject and verb for each clause.

•The two clauses shouldn’t depend on each other.

•Both clauses should be equal importance and closely related to each other.

•Coordinating conjunctions are used to form compound sentence.

•Commas or semicolon is placed before joining coordinating conjunction.

Examples of coordinating conjunctions

•Cumulative conjunctions — not only..but also, but.. and, as well as.

•Alternative conjunctions — either..or, neither..nor, else.

•Adversative conjunctions– but.. yet, however, whereas, still, nevertheless.

•Illative conjunctions — therefore, so, for.

Apart from this, compound sentences are formed with conjunctive adverbs as well. Here are some examples of conjunctive adverbs :–

Examples of conjunctive adverbs

As a result, in fact

Comparatively, moreover

Accordingly, otherwise

On the other hand, nevertheless.

Examples of compound sentences

•The winning team invited at the stage. Spectators welcomed them cheerfully.

•The winning team invited at the stage, and spectators welcomed them cheerfully.

•I like to eat simple veg. My brother is fond of spicy chicken.

•I like to eat simple veg; whereas, my brother is fond of spicy chicken.

•He is religious. He is emotional.

•He is both religious and emotional.

•India is culturally diverse country. India is a secular nation.

•Not only is India culturally diverse country, but it also a secular nation.

•He is a talented student. He is a gifted student.

•He is either a talented or gifted student.

•He is neither a talented nor gifted student.

Examples with conjunctive adverbs

•I love to swim. My sister hates swimming.

•I love swimming; on the other hand, my sister hates it.

•He failed to win a single title. His family supported him.

•He failed to win a single title; nevertheless, his family supported him.

When and while conjunctions

Coordinating conjunction not only but also

Adverbial complements

Conjunctive adverbs