posted by GALE .
what is a compound sentence
Two independent clauses joined correctly with a comma and coordinating conjunction or a semicolon.
Jack ran down the hill, and Jill came tumbling after him.
Jack ran down the hill; Jill came tumbling after him.
A compound sentence has two independent clauses.
Joe prefers anchovies on his pizza, but his sister detests them.
We're first flying to Las Vegas, and then we'll drive to the Grand Canyon.