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Fanboys

You have already learned how "and" can be used to create a compound sentence (a sentence with more than one clause).

"And" is a coordinating conjunction. In all, there are seven coordinating conjunctions that can be used to splice (join) clauses. Together, these words are often called "fanboys", because fanboys is a mnemonic device (memory trick) that can help you remember what they are:


Note:

Study the examples below:

 

Compound Sentences Using Fanboys  

1

I hate to waste food, for it is expensive.

compound

2

The soup is hot, and the bread is delicious.

compound

3

Rocky doesn't like fish, nor does he like pork.

compound

4

They gamble, but they don't smoke.

compound

5

I will order the fish, or I will order the steak.

compound

6

The final is tomorrow, yet Tom refuses to study.

compound

7

Sara's car is in the shop, so she will need a ride home.

compound

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Determine the type of sentence.

Note: For this quiz, the answer will never be C, D, or E, because we have not yet studied those sentence patterns.

Example:

 
1.

I looked for the book, but I could not find it.

simple
compound
hybrid
complex
compound-complex

In this example, "I looked for the book" is the first clause, and "I could not find it" is the second clause, and the two clauses are joined together by one of the fanboys ("but"). Therefore, the answer is compound.


Quiz