A compound sentence is a sentence that contains at least two independent clauses. The clauses are joined by any of the following: a coordinating conjunction, a correlative conjunction, a semicolon functioning as a conjunction, or a semicolon followed by a conjunctive adverb.

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What's the rule for writing sentences with parallel clauses?

I've sometimes seen very nicely written sentences that have 2 clauses: the first is a full sentence, while the second, which is supposed to have a similar structure, was shorten into a special ...
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I am “adjective” and I am “present continuous” in one sentence

Do I need to use "I am" twice in one sentence, or it is enough to use it only in the beginning? Where does this rule come from? My example: I am fluent in three languages and I am pursuing the ...
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Is it mandatory to use a comma before a coordinating conjunction uniting the two independent clauses in a compound sentence?

My friend and I had an argument about whether this sentence required a comma: I understand where you're coming from but I disagree. My friend insisted that there should be a comma before "but": ...
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Confusion about the compouding sentences with 'not to say'

If a sentence is formed like this, There is a deep ambivalence, not to say hypocrisy, when we notice that .. I am confused what exactly the author emphasizing. Is he saying, the hypocrisy is ...
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How should this sentence structure be interpreted?

I'm playing an online game in which I came across a message in the form of a sentence of which the structure is new to me. It read: You do not have a hatchet which you have the level to use. ...
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Are dependent subclauses allowed in the middle of sentences?

I have recently finished writing an academic thesis. During proofreading, my supervisor and I had quite a number of discussions related to the placement of dependent subclauses (I think that's the ...
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Mixed tense sentence + When clause

Is it legal to write something like this: When I'm trying to post a form system alerts me with a warning message. I've seen people use this kind of writing. EDIT I don't know why (perhaps ...
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Use of the word “that” in formal tone, technical writing

I need help settling a disagreement. I have read many posts about the word "that" — probably too many, since I have gotten myself confused! In this first example, there are two subordinate clauses, ...
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Complex sentence using “instead” [closed]

I would really need help with the following sentence. The significance of culture and identity in development has to do not so much with the cultural factor in the process of development as with ...
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uncommon use of “as well as” compounding two verbs onto one subject

I've got a pretty strong intuition for what's grammatically correct and what's not. My hunch here is that the following sentence is wrong. Can someone verify this for me, using a syntactical rule to ...
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Linking two sentences with a comma?

I'm wondering if the following sentence is correct? Please let me know your thoughts on these issues, I welcome your feedback.
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A question on co-ordinating conjunctions in a compound sentence

A compound sentence is characterized by one or more than one main-clauses joined by a co-ordinating conjuction, as opposed to a complex sentence, which has a main clause together with a dependent or a ...
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Is “he takes extreme measures to ensure that he is seen by no one” a complex sentence?

"he takes extreme measures to ensure that he is seen by no one" I am confused. Is it a complex sentence? If so which is the Independent clause and which is the Dependent clause? I know that " he ...
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Singular noun and plural pronoun in a compound sentence [duplicate]

This is a medical article. http://www.spinemd.com/operative-treatments/lumbar-flat-back-syndrome-reston-va.php There I have met two compound sentences with the same common thing, that I do not ...
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How do I compose this sentence?

I want to say something like: Bob has two children. I don't know both of their genders. First of all I want it to be a compound sentence with a comma; second of all I want to use these ...