Glossary: compound sentence
ExplanationA sentence where two or more main clauses are joined together, e.g. [Sam made a cake] and [Anna bought some biscuits]. The clauses which are joined are ‘equal’ in status, as each could stand alone. A compound sentence is thus a kind of multi-clause sentence. This terminology is preferred in the National Curriculum.
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