Grammar: Compound Sentence

Laura Shrewsbury
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Independent clause; independent clause My mother moved to West Virginia from Tennessee; my father moved here from Connecticut. My sister's favorite dessert is lemon meringue pie; my brother prefers German chocolate cake.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. cause -> effect A thick layer of ice covered the roads; therefore, the public schools were closed.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. addition of assertions The abandoned car's tires were slashed; also, the engine block was cracked.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. contrast/contradiction Amy fell in love with the puppy; however she was unable to adopt it.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. alternatives You must pay your water bill promptly; otherwise, a late fee will be charged.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. general -> specific Train #51 is often behind schedule; for example, yesterday it was an hour late.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. specific -> general The band played out of tune, we were bombarded by mosquitoes, and we were drenched by a summer storm; all in all, the outdoor concert was a miserable experience.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. equivalent ideas He has a 4.0 GPA; in other words, he has a "straight A average."
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. time: before -> after We had lunch at the Pipestem lodge; afterward, we hiked around the lake.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. time: after -> before We hiked around the lake at Pipestem; beforehand, we had lunch at the lodge.
Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. time: simultaneous events I was writing an essay; meanwhile, my roommate was learning Spanish verbs.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. cause -> effect A thick layer of ice covered the roads, so the public schools were closed.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. effect -> cause The public schools were closed, for a thick layer of ice covered the roads.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. addition of assertions The abandoned car's tired were slashed, and the engine block was cracked.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. addition of negations Phil did not shower, nor did he shave.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. contrast/contradition The thunder rolled all day, but no rain fell. Amy fell in love with the puppy, yet she was unable to adopt it.
Independent clause, coordinating conjunction - independent clause. alternatives You must pay your water bill promptly, or a late fee will be charged.
Interpretive independent clause: "Quoted sentence" (Source + PG #). Sarty's sister envisions their new home as uninhabitable even for pigs: "Likely hit ain't fitten for hawgs [. . . ]" (Faulkner 329)
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