compound sentence


compound sentence
noun a sentence with more than one subject or predicate.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • compound sentence — n. Gram. a sentence consisting of two or more independent, coordinate clauses (Ex.: She drinks coffee, but he prefers tea) …   English World dictionary

  • Compound sentence — A compound sentence is composed of at least two independent clauses. It does not require a dependent clause. The clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction (with or without a comma), a correlative conjunction (with or without a comma), a… …   Wikipedia

  • compound sentence — sentence which contains two or more independent clauses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • compound sentence — noun a sentence that has two or more independent clauses, joined by a conjunction (such as but, and) and/or punctuation (such as ,). Compare simple sentence …   Wiktionary

  • compound sentence — noun a sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses • Hypernyms: ↑sentence …   Useful english dictionary

  • compound sentence — a sentence containing two or more coordinate independent clauses, usually joined by one or more conjunctions, but no dependent clause, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and (conjunction) the rain fell (independent clause). [1765 75] * …   Universalium

  • compound sentence — com′pound sen′tence n. gram. a sentence containing two or more coordinate independent clauses, usu. joined by one or more conjunctions, but no dependent clause, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and (conjunction) the rain fell… …   From formal English to slang

  • compound sentence — /kɒmpaʊnd ˈsɛntəns/ (say kompownd sentuhns) noun a sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses, usually joined by one or more conjunctions. For example: the lightning flashed (independent clause) and (conjunction) the rain fell… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Compound sentence (linguistics) — In the English language, a compound sentence is composed of at least two independent clauses. It does not require a dependent clause. The clauses are joined by a coordinating conjunction (with or without a comma), a correlative conjunction (with… …   Wikipedia

  • Complex-compound sentence — A complex compound sentence or compound complex sentence is a sentence with at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses (also known as subordinate clauses). Example The dog lived in the backyard, but the cat, who knew he… …   Wikipedia