Writing Skills

Compound sentences - Part 1: Using a conjunction to link two independent clauses

relationship between clauses example
addition Salamanders are usually nocturnal animals and (they) hide under logs or damp leaves during the day.
choice The decline in certain frog populations may be due to loss of habitat or (it) (may be) caused by fungal diseases.
contrast Terrestrial salamanders spend their lives on land but (they) never move far away from water.
surprising contrast Some frogs may be attacked by fungal disease, yet research indicates a high survival rate.
result Salamanders need to regulate their own temperature, so varied water temperatures are provided to achieve this in captivity.