Simple and Compound Sentences | Grade 4 English Learning Concepts
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Types of Sentences

Simple & Compound Sentences for Class 4 English

Simple sentences are the most common way of communication in written English. Compound sentences combine two or more simple sentences to make a single sentence. In this chapter, students will go through simple and compound sentences, their usage and common errors that occur while forming them.

From this learning concept, students will study:

  • Simple sentence definition with examples.
  • Compound sentence definition with examples.
  • Structure of simple sentences.
  • Structure of compound sentence

All the learning concepts covered for Class 4 have concept maps, illustrations, and examples. Students can check their understanding by solving the two printable simple and compound sentences worksheet with answers. These worksheets consist of topic-specific exercises. The solutions are also available in PDF format.

What is a Sentence?

A sentence is a group of words that expresses a complete thought. Sentences can be divided into different types. They are simple compounds and complex.

Simple sentence definition
  1. Simple Sentence
    • A simple sentence, as the name suggests, is the simplest form of a sentence. It contains the basic components that are the subject, verb and object. A simple sentence is said to show a complete thought.
    • has only one subject and one predicate.
    • has one independent clause and no dependent clause.
    Simple sentence format

    Examples

    Simple sentence examples
  2. Compound Sentence
  3. A compound sentence has two or more independent sentences.These sentences are combined with the use of coordinating conjunctions.

    Punctuation can be used to form a compound sentence.Using a comma or a semicolon between two independent clauses can also create compound sentences.

    Use of coordinating conjunctions in compound sentences

    Examples:

    1. Raj waited for the train but the train was late.
    2. He ate all the ice cream,yet he was hungry.

How is a Compound Sentence Formed?

Compound sentences are made by using two simple sentences joined together.

Format of a compound sentence

Examples:

Ramesh is sitting on the bench, and he is eating an apple.

Common Errors

Missing Comma in Compound Sentences.

A compound sentence expresses two ideas which is related, and it includes co-coordinating conjunctions to connect two sentences.

There should be a comma before the conjunction to indicate some type of relationship between the two independent clauses in the sentence.

Example:

  1. Riya went to the store and Lizzy went with her.
  2. Riya went to the store, and Lizzy went with her.
Simple and compound sentences chart
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