Compound Sentences

Compound sentences have two or more main clauses.
Each clause has it’s own subject and verb.


The clauses may be joined by any of the following:

1. a semicolon (“)

2. a comma and a conjunction
, and
,  or
, but

Transition words may also be used . . .
. . . after the semicolon or the comma and conjunction.

furthermore,        similarly,
in addition,            however,
moreover,            therefore,
generally,            on the whole,
for the most part,        consequently,
later,                simultaneously,



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