Thursday, April 27, 2017

compound sentence

A compound sentence includes two independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so). In a compound sentence, the conjunction is in most cases preceded by a comma.
If both independent clauses are short, we can omit the comma.

Incorrect The airport is about to shut down because of the snow and if the plane doesn’t land soon, it
will have to go on to Boston.
Correct The airport is about to shut down because of the snow, and if the plane doesn’t land soon, it will have to go on to Boston.

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