A sentence can convey two or more thoughts in one go so that the author can create a more comprehensive message. The sentence before this is an example of a compound sentence structure.
A compound is an object, word, sentence, concept, or substance that has two or more elements mixed in it to form something new. There are many contexts in which people understand the context. In a medical sense, there is a condition called a compound fracture which is a combination of two fractures in one specified part of the body. A compound lens is a type of lens in optics that features two or more lenses juxtaposed with one another to create a magnified view. If we are to view a compound in the context of chemistry, then it is a mixture of two or more substances that have undergone a chemical change based on their properties. But in this article, we will be using the compound as a literary device.
A well-crafted compound sentence can relay more information than a normal sentence while still making logical sense. These sentences can establish a cause-and-effect relationship between two independent clauses. A compound sentence is a type of sentence that incorporates two or more independent clauses, unlike complex, simple, and compound-complex sentences.
Start by writing two independent clauses that can relate to each other. Just note that an independent clause is a complete sentence with a subject and a predicate that can stand by itself. Here are examples of two independent clauses that are related to each other, “The banana bread I ate was a bit hard and stale.” and “I had to drink water to swallow the solid chunks of bread.” You can also create an outline before writing the two independent clauses.
After you have written out two independent clauses, you must position them in such a way that it makes logical sense. Using the above examples of independent clauses you can arrange them in two different ways, “The banana bread I ate was a bit hard and stale, I had to drink water to swallow the solid chunks of bread.” or “I had to drink water to swallow the solid chunks of bread, the banana bread I ate was a bit hard and stale.” The first arrangement of the independent clause makes logical sense, while the second arrangement commits a logical fallacy. Ensure that both independent clauses follow a logical structure and progression.
When you have finished arranging both independent clauses, you must connect both clauses with a single coordinating conjunctionthat will make logical sense. Using the same example above, we can use the following coordinating conjunctions, And & so. The example will then be, “The banana bread I ate was a bit hard and stale, so I had to drink water to swallow the solid chunks of bread.”
After you have completed connecting both independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction, you have successfully made a compound sentence. If you need to create more compound sentences you may repeat steps 1 to three until you are satisfied with your writing.
An independent clause is a statement or clause that relays a complete thought with a subject and a predicate structure without the need for any other clauses. A writer cannot make a compound sentence without the use of independent clauses, which illustrates the relationship between the independent clause and the compound sentence.
A compound adjective is a modifier that mixes two adjectives to modify a specific noun and describe it more holistically. Here are some examples of compound adjectives, “I particularly enjoy a well-made banana bread.” and “My grandmother is a terribly kind woman.” But there are exceptions, in the second example “Terribly kind” was used to describe the noun woman; this is a compound adjective that incorporates a mix between an adverb and an adjective that does not necessitate the use of a hyphen.
Compound interest is the interest you obtained from the preceding interest of the previous year. The formula of compound interest is A = P(1+r/n)^nt, where A is the final amount, P is the initial balance, r is the interest rate, n is the number of times you have availed the interest, and t is the period of time that has elapsed. There are compound interest calculators available online.
People define a compound as a mix of two or more objects, substances, words, statements, and objects. If you use the compound in a literary sense, it is the fusing of two or more words, and statements to form a more coherent thought or message.