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Chapter 3. Signal Words > Compound Sentences: Two Independent Cores, Sometimes ...

Compound Sentences: Two Independent Cores, Sometimes More…

When a sentence has two independent cores (clauses) joined by a signal word that coordinates them, it is called a compound sentence. Both cores in the compound sentence make sense by themselves, and they could stand alone. However, the two cores express closely related ideas, so they are often joined to form one sentence. The following list contains signal words that are used to join two independent cores.

Signal Words That Join Independent Cores
and neither
but nor
consequently or
either so
for therefore
however whereas
moreover yet
namely 



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