Simple and Compound Sentences
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A simple sentence is a sentence that had one subject part and one predicate part.

A compound sentence is a sentence that contains two or more simple sentences joined by and, or, or but.

A compound subject has two or more simple subjects that have the same predicate. The subjects are joined by and.

A compound predicate is a predicate that has two or more verbs with the same subject. The verbs are connected by and or or.

In a compound sentence, use a comma before and, or, or but when they join simple sentences.

In a series of three or more nouns or verbs, use commas to separate them.


Click Simple if the sentence is simple, or Compound if it is compound.

1. We bought tickets to the hockey game.

Simple
Compound

2. We sat toward the center of the rink.

Simple
Compound

3. Hockey is a fast game and fans shriek with excitment.

Simple
Compound

4. Hockey players are careful but they still get hurt often.

Simple
Compound

5. The goalie on each team stays near the end of the rink.

Simple
Compound

6. Players obey the rules or they receive penalties.

Simple
Compound

7. Hockey is a popular sport in many countries around the world.

Simple
Compound

8. Hockey players move quickly or they miss a goal.

Simple
Compound


Click Compound Subject if the sentence has a compound subject. Click Compound Predicate if the sentence has a compound predicate.



9. Fred, Toby, and I formed a hockey team last month.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

10. We bought equipment made uniforms and found an ice rink.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

11. The coach and his assistant helped us at the start.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

12. Toby printed tickets and sold them after school.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

13. Teachers, students and friends came to our first game.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

14. Boys and girls played on each team.

Compound Subject
Compound Predicate

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