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    compound sentence

    For my homework I have put that the following sentence is a compound interrogative sentence, however would appreciate some clarification as the coordinate conjunction appears at the beginning, and has confused me a little.

    The sentence that is confusing me is:
    “But we used to wake up every morning to it, didn’t we?”

    Thank you for your time

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    Re: compound sentence

    'But' has a supra-sentencial reference here, IMO, to connect to the other speaker's previous remark.

    • Join Date: Mar 2008
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    Re: compound sentence

    so then it is a compound?

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