|This example illustrates how to diagram a compound sentence. A compound sentence is made up of 2 or more independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction (and, or, nor, but, yet). Note that one would diagram each independent clause as a separate sentence, and then the coordinating conjunction is placed between the two sentences. The coordinating conjunction is written on a horizontal line between the two verbs. (If a semicolon (;) is used in place of the coordinating conjunction, just place the semicolon (;) on the line. (In some diagrams, the coordinating conjunction is placed between the two base lines before the subjects of the two sentences.)||Ruth
failed mathematics, but she passed English.
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