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ENGLISH – COMPOUND SENTENCES – KS2
Learning Objective: To understand what a compound sentence is, to be able to recognise them and to distinguish them from simple sentences.
A compound sentence is a sentence made up of two or more simple sentences. These two or more simple sentences are normally joined together by a coordinator such as “and” “but” “or”. If a compound sentence is divided the parts will each make sense as smaller sentences on their own
The student found his online tutoring work hard but he knew his online tutor would help him.
This compound sentence can be broken down into two simple sentences “ The student found his online tutoring work hard.” and “He knew his online tutor would help him.” with “but” as the coordinator joining them together. Importantly both simple sentences make sense on their own.
Compound sentence = simple sentence + and/but/or + simple sentence*
*as many simple sentences as you like can be used
|The tutor helped the student.||The car stopped quickly.|
|Katie liked chocolate but she gave it to her brother.||There are twenty four hours in a day.|
|Bananas grow on trees.||Autumn comes after Summer but before Winter.|
|Peter played football and went swimming twice a week.||Adam usually goes running after work but today he was ill.|
“Adam woke up and went downstairs to have breakfast. Today was a big day. This afternoon he had a huge football match and he was worried about it. He was nervous but also excited. He thought about all the practice he had done during the week. When he had finished eating he went upstairs to pack his bag. He couldn’t find his football boots. Adam was upset. He had to find them or he would not be able to play. He looked all over his room and asked his mum to help him. Adam had nearly given up but then his mum found them. They were hidden under his bed.”
Example: Peter was tired. He had to go to school.
Answer: Peter was tired BUT he had to go to school.
In each sentence underline the simple sentence aspects and circle the coordinating conjunction.