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compound sentence

noun
1.
a sentence containing two or more coordinate independent clauses, usually joined by one or more conjunctions, but no dependent clause, as The lightning flashed (independent clause) and (conjunction) the rain fell (independent clause).
Origin
1765-1775
1765-75
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British Dictionary definitions for compound sentence

compound sentence

noun
1.
a sentence containing at least two coordinate clauses
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A sentence that contains at least two independent clauses, often joined by conjunctions: “Dr. Watson explained his theory, and Sherlock Holmes listened quietly.” (Compare complex sentence, compound-complex sentence, and simple sentence.)

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