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					Compound Sentences
   and Run-ons
     What makes a Compound
           Sentence?
• 1) Two complete simple sentences

• 2a) Plus a comma and a FANBOY
• 2b) OR a semicolon

• RULE: If your compound sentence
  contains a semicolon, the second
  complete sentence must be directly
  related to the first sentence.
              FANBOYS
•   F = For
•   A = And
•   N = Nor
•   B = But
•   O = Or
•   Y = Yet
•   S = So
  Example Compound Sentences
• SENTENCES WITH A COMMA AND FANBOY
 – Steven and Crystal got married, but it rained on
   their wedding day.
 – Freedom is an American right, and we should all
   appreciate it.
• SENTENCES WITH SEMICOLONS
 – The Longhorns had a dinner last night; they ate
   spaghetti.
 – Samuel is a new student; he is worried about his
   new school.
            FIRST TASK:
• Write a sentence in your notes about the
  giraffe picture.
• The sentence must be compound and use
  a comma and a conjunction.
Student Examples
         SECOND TASK:
• Write a sentence about the racecar
  picture.
• The sentence must be compound and
  include a semicolon.
Student Examples
         Run-On Sentences
• A run-on is two or more sentences
  incorrectly written as one sentence.
       Examples of Run-ons
• Try it, you’ll like it.
• It’s going to rain, I better get my jacket.
• I have so many books, my shelves are full.




      How do we fix them???
        CLASS PRACTICE

     Directions: You will each get a
whiteboard, marker and an eraser. Tell
 me if the sentence on the powerpoint
 slide is a simple sentence, compound
sentence, fragment, or a run-on. After
you write down your answer, turn your
        white board upside down.
Because of the crash, the car
       was ruined.
Answer: Simple
We ring the bell to be
     dismissed.
Answer: Simple
Sarah won the prize, she got a
           trophy.
Answer: Run-on
The kids knew the answers,
 but they would not tell the
          teacher.
Answer: Compound
The day was long I got tired.
Answer: Run-on
I ate lunch; it was good.
Compound
Floating in the pool.
Answer: Fragment
It’s a great day to be a
        Longhorn!
Simple
When the bell rings.
Answer: Fragment
We followed him through the
 school, but he seemed to
        disappear.
Answer: Compound
After the long winter break, I
had to go back to my school.
Answer: Simple
Even though I was tired, I
finished my homework on
          time.
Answer: Simple