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Compound Subjects and Compound Verbs

QUESTION: Can a simple sentence have 2 verbs with a same subject and two subjects with the same verb?  For instance, My friend and I were sitting in the library and studying for our exam.

ANSWER: The simple answer is yes.  Your example above has a compound subject and a compound verb.  It is not a compound sentence, however, because it is still a single independent clause. A simple sentence becomes a compound sentence when it is joined to an independent clauses. (See

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