Compound Sentences

Compound Sentences :

Shakspere was born in 1564. He died in 1616. [Two coordinate clauses….no conjunction.]

A rifle cracked and the wolf fell dead. [Two clauses joined by the conjunction AND.]

You must hurry or we shall lose the train. [Two clauses joined by OR.]

James Watt did not invent the steam engine, but he greatly improved it. [Two clauses joined by BUT.]

Either you have neglected to write or your letter has failed to reach me. [Two clauses joined by either ... or.]

The following conjunctions may be used to join coordinate clauses.

and (both ... and)

or (either ... or)

nor (neither ... nor)



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