Which of the following sentences are "simple sentences"? Me: #2 and 3.

1. I went to the beach, and I learned to swim. 
2. I went to the beach and learned to swim. 

3. I study everyday but weekends. 


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Some grammarians believe that the omission of the implicit subject doesn't make it a simple sentence. It has two predicates, it's a compound sentence. (No.2)



I am searching through my sources. In one, I found this explanation, which confirms your claim:


A simple sentence may have two main subjects connected by and, or two main verbs connected by and, or both.


Yesterday, John cleaned the department and cooked the dinner.

Freeguy posted:

I am searching through my sources. In one, I found this explanation

Do you understand what it means to cite a source? It means to state the name of the author and the title of the work. You haven't done either of those things.

Freeguy posted:

which confirms your claim:

The explanation for what you wish to reduce to "my claim" is that sentences like "I [[went to the beach] and [learned to swim]]" and "John [[cleaned the department] and [cooked the dinner]] contain coordinated verb phrases, NOT coordinated clauses, let alone coordinated independent clauses.

There is no question of an "implicit subject" of the second verb phrase. It isn't implicit. The subject of the second verb phrase is the subject of the first. Both verb phrases have the same subject. There is one independent clause with two conjoined verb phrases. That's all there is to say.

The source from which I quoted above:


Communicate what You Mean: A Concise Advanced Grammar
(by Carroll Washington Pollock and Samuela Eckstut-Didier)

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