Concerning yesterday’s post, I had a few comments referencing needing wine. Pronouns are a pain in the butt, but today’s number 3 error is so much easier to deal with: No comma in compound sentence.
Let’s start with a video!
For our purposes, we’ll take a look at the coordinating conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so.
A compound sentence doesn’t always have to, but oftentimes uses one of these coordinating conjunctions. For example:
In the above sentence you have two independent clauses. An independent clause must always have at least a subject and a verb. In the first half of the example sentence the subject is I and the verb is was awake. In the second half of the sentence the subject is I and the verb is was tired. The two independent clauses are separated by the conjunction and. Let’s change up the sentence to see if it works the same with a different conjunction: