Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
*The boys went to the lake, played on the beach, and ate lunch.
*Sitting by the lake, the boys and girls ate lunch.
*Jane, Sally, Bob, and John swam, played, and ate at the lake.
*The boys ran along the beach, but the girls sat in the sun.
*Bob found various shells; Sally found someone’s garbage.
*Jane wanted to swim with her brother; however, he was busy eating
Compound Connectors (FANBOYS and such)
S(ubject) V(erb), CONJUNCTION S(ubject) V(erb)
S V ; S V
Transitional Word: however, furthermore, nevertheless, meanwhile, therefore, then,
consequently, next instead, thus, otherwise, hence, moreover
S V ; (transition word) , S V
*Although the boys swim faster, the girls like to race them after they eat lunch.
*Sally went to the lake because all her friends decided to go.
*The sunbather who had on the pink bikini was covered in sunscreen.
Complex Connectors (Subordinating Conjunctions)
2 BE connectors: before, because
6 THAT connectors: that, the fact that, in order that, provided that, so that,
(implied that) I know you want an A.
3 THOUGH connectors: though, even though, although
7 AS connectors: as, as if, as though, as well as, as soon as, as_______ as, just as
7 miscellaneous: after, how, if, since, than, unless, until
AAAWWUBBIS= as, although, after, while, when, unless, because, before, if, since)
*John ate lunch, but Bob swam in the lake until the girls got back from snorkeling.
*The girl who found a shark’s tooth walked two miles up and down the beach; therefore, she missed lunch with her friends.