Grammar 9


Compounds with Semicolons

There are only two ways to splice two independent clauses:

  1. Connect the clauses with a semicolon.
  2. Connect the clauses with a comma followed by a coordinating conjunction (fanboy).

Thus, sentences with semicolons are, by definition, compound sentences. (They might also be compound-complex, but we haven't yet studied that pattern).

Instructions for the Quiz

Determine the type of sentence.

Hint: The answer will never be C, D, or E, because we have not yet studied those patterns.