Flashcards in English Exam Deck (3)
What is a simple sentence?
Contains a subject and a verb and it expresses a single thought that can stand on its own. Eg:
The baby cried for food. 'The baby' is the subject and 'cried' is the verb.
What is a compound sentence?
Basically contains 2 simple sentences, its joined by a conjunction and has 2 independent clauses. Eg: the shoplifter had clothes, so he ran from the police. 'The shoplifter had stolen clothes' is the first independent clause, 'so he ran from the police' is the second independent clause.