A sentence can be classified based on how many individual clauses it contains Compound sentences and complex sentences use what but simple sentences use what?
at least two clauses; one clause
Why is a crystal of salt classified as a pure substance and a slab of granite classified as an impure substance?
A compound sentence is a sentence that contains at least two complete sentences joined by a conjunction (and, but, or) or semicolon (;). The word its is a possessive pronoun. Any sentence that contains the word its can be made into a compound sentence by connecting another sentence to it correctly. "My dog's name is Rover and its fur is brown."
An independent clause has a noun and a verb; basically, it is a simple sentence. You can make more complex sentences by combining two or more independent clauses (simple sentences.) A sentence that contains at least two independent clauses is called a "compound sentence." An example of a compound sentence is: "I was not going to answer this question, but then I decided to do it anyway." A compound sentence is essentially two complete sentences…