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independent clause
expresses a complete thought and can stand alone as a sentence
coordinating conjunction
joins words, groups of words, phrases, and clauses
run - on
two or more sentences incorrectly written as one sentence
simple sentence
an independent clause
fragment
a piece or part of a sentence that does not have a complete thought
compound sentence
two independent clauses correctly combined
compound subject
consists of two or more subjects that are joined by a conjunction and that have the same verb
compound predicate
consists of two or more verbs that are joined by a conjunction and that have the same subject
simple subject
the main word or word group that tells whom or what the sentence is about
simple predicate
is main word or word group that tells something about the subject (the verb)
complete subject
all the words that tell whom or what a sentence is about
complete predicate
consists of a verb and all the words that modify the verb and complete its meaning
comma splice
two independent clauses cut incorrectly by a comma which results in a run-on