Monday, March 21, 2022

Spring into Compound Sentences!

 




Rose photo by Mrs. Yollis  

The first day of spring is called the 
Vernal Equinox. 

  
Spring started on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 8:33 A.M. (PDT) in southern California. It is called the Vernal Equinox. There are two times when the sun is exactly above the equator


1. The Autumnal Equinox is in September. (First day of fall.)
2. The Vernal Equinox is in March. (First day of spring.) 

Equinox means equal night and there are nearly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of night.










 

Adding compound sentences to your writing can make your stories and essays more interesting. 

What is a compound sentence?
 

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A compound sentence:
  1. Combines two shorter sentences (so has TWO subjects)
  2. Joins the two sentences with a conjunction (and, or, but, so, yet, nor, and for)   The comma goes BEFORE the conjunction.



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Here is an acronym to help you remember some conjunctions: 
F A N B O Y S
(for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so)

 This image has information about WHAT each conjunction means. 

CLICK TO ENLARGE. 


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Share a compound sentence or two in your comment! What signs of spring have you noticed? 


Do you have springtime hobbies, celebrations, or activities?

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