My bad.

The compound sentence is a combination of two or more simple or complex sentences. While the complex sentence has only one main clause, the compound has two or more independent clauses making statements, questions, or commands.

Examples of compound sentences:—

(1) Simple sentences united:”He is a palace of sweet sounds and sights; he dilates; he is twice a man; he walks with arms akimbo; he soliloquizes.”

(2) Simple with complex:”The trees of the forest, the waving grass, and the peeping flowers have grown intelligent; and he almost fears to trust them with the secret which they seem to invite.”

(3) Complex with complex:”The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none but he knows what that is which he can do, nor does he know until he has tried.”


That’s a problem I’ve been gritting my teeth to avoid for a long time. The curse of verbosity, it is. Really. Normally I’d say to hell with rules. as long as I’m understood, the end justifies the means…but that’d put me in the same category as all Singlish speakers. So, rejoice, fellow netizens and enjoy the buffet of smaller sweeter sentences all around [here, at least].


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