Compound Sentence Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.7.1B

Core Standard

We are commonly working with simple sentences. Those are sentences that possess a single subject and predicate. Together these two parts make what we call an independent clause. There are many times when we are writing sentences where we want to add a bit more color or substance to our work. This can often be achieved by composing sentences that consist of two or more independent clauses. As we know an independent clause can complete thoughts and stand by themselves, so this is why when we sandwich at least two of them together we create something entirely new. We refer to these as compound sentences. In order to hold or link these clauses together and for it to make grammatical sense, we must use punctuation and know what we are doing with it. This selection of worksheets will help learn how to identify, compose, and ultimately re-write these types of sentences.