Compound Sentences

What is a compound sentence?

A compound sentence is a sentence that connects two independent clauses, typically with a coordinating conjunction such as “like’, “and” or “but”, and a comma or semi-colon.

For example:

Nathan raked up all the leaves, and he put them in a big pile.

Here are the parts to this compound sentence.

Compound sentences

We’ve created several worksheets to help kids practice compound sentences. Let us show you.

Practice simple vs. compound sentences

Students classify sentences as simple or compound in these worksheets.

Simple or compound sentences

Worksheets for writing compound sentences

In these worksheets, students write two simple sentences into one compound sentence.

Writing compound sentences worksheets

Practice breaking up compound sentences

Students rewrite compound sentences into simple sentences in these worksheets.

Break up compound sentence into two simple sentences worksheet