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    Simple or Compound

    Can someone please tell me if sentence 1 is a simple sentence and number 2 is a compound sentence?

    1. Bob went to the store and the Post Office.
    2. Bob sent to the store and went to the Post Office.

    Thank


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    Re: Simple or Compound

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can someone please tell me if sentence 1 is a simple sentence and number 2 is a compound sentence?

    1. Bob went to the store and the post office.
    2. Bob sent to the store and (Bob)went to the Post Office.

    Thanks
    In 1. the prep phrase in blue complements the verb "went" and contains a binomial, a compound NP (the store and the post office), which serves as the object of the prep (to). The first sentence is a single clause; consequently, it is a simple sentence.

    #2: two clauses, the second of which has a covert subject (Bob) that has been wiped away.

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