Mrs. Yollis' students are always trying to improve their writing skills.
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A compound sentence:
- Combines two shorter sentences (so has TWO subjects)
- Joins the two sentences with a conjunction (and, or, but, so)
- The comma goes BEFORE the conjunction.
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Here are some sample compound sentences, and they are all about Thanksgiving!
(Hey, that's a compound sentence!)
Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, and many families gather for a traditional feast.
In 1620, the Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts, but they had really planned a trip to Virginia.
The Massachusetts winter was extremely cold and harsh, so everyone had to work together to survive.
The Wampanoag Indians helped the struggling Pilgrims, so they were able to harvest crops for their first feast.
Modern Americans dine on turkey and stuffing at home, or they make a reservation at a local restaurant.
In the comment section tell about your plans for Thanksgiving. Be sure to include at least two COMPOUND SENTENCES.