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Compound Sentences

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A full stop lets a reader know when to stop reading and take a short pause, to think about the sentence they've read.

A full stop comes at the end of a sentence.

For example, The man walked across the road.

or

The dog chased the cat.

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The full stop goes at the end of the sentence to show that the sentence has finished.

Remember, A full stop doesn't just go at the end of a line - check it makes sense.

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Your Turn…

1. What is a compound sentence?
Two simple sentences, joined by a conjunction
A sentence that is trapped
Something you would order from a take-away menu

2. Which group of words are conjunctions
bubbles, taste, glamour, cheese
fighting, talking, thinking,
and, but, or, so

3. What is the job of a compound sentence?
To deliver cheese to mice in hospital
To make a clear link between two statements
To make money

4. Which of the following is a compound sentence?
I like coffee cremes, but I don’t like coffee
The dog chased its tail
After lunch, we went to the park

5. Look at the following sentence: The pig rolled in the mud and it ate its dinner. Identify the conjunction:
dinner
pig
and

Score =
Correct answers:

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