Compound Sentences and FANBOYS!

A compound sentence is made up of two independent clauses joined together with a coordinating conjunction. There are seven coordination conjunctions, and an easy way to remember them is the acronym FANBOYS. Let’s break this down a little further and talk about commas, fanboys, and indie clauses and how they all work together to help you influence your readers. An independent clause is a sentence that can stand on its own. At the very least, it has a subject and a verb. Jack was a great kisser. Steve really knew how to dance. Let’s combine those to make a few compound sentences. Jack was a great kisser, but Steve really knew how…


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