Combination of two or more simple sentences into a single compound sentence
Two or more simple sentences can be combined to form a single compound sentence by the use of coordinating conjunctions.
These are of four kinds – cumulative, adversative, alternative and illative
By using cumulative conjunctions
These conjunctions merely add one statement to another. Examples are: and, both…and, not only…but also, as well as
- She is smart. She is intelligent.
These two simple sentences can be combined into a compound sentence.
- She is smart and intelligent.
- She is both smart and intelligent.
- She is smart as well as intelligent.
- She is not only smart but also intelligent.
More examples are given below.
- The wind blew. The rain fell.
- The wind blew and the rain fell.
By using adversative conjunctions
Conjunctions which express opposition or contrast between two statements are called adversative conjunctions. Examples are: still, yet, however, nevertheless
- He is slow. He is sure.
- He is slow but he is sure.
- He is slow yet he is sure.
- He is slow, however, he is sure.
- He is slow, nevertheless, he is sure.
- He failed. He didn’t lose hope.
- He failed but he didn’t lose hope.
- He failed yet he didn’t lose hope.
- He failed; however, he didn’t lose hope.
- He failed, nevertheless he didn’t lose hope.