- 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 of compound sentence
First recorded in 1765–75
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- a sentence containing at least two coordinate clauses
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