The way I understand it, the sentence
'forgive me for we forgive our enemies' has a coordinating conjunction i.e. for and hence it could be considered a 'compound sentence' having two independent clauses.
If that is correct, is there a way to transform this sentence into a 'simple sentence' with only one clause without affecting its meaning?
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Edit 1: This question is related to what my grammar book calls 'synthesis of sentences'. I am not assuming that anyone here does not understand what 'synthesis of sentences' refers to, but just to clarify what I understand about it, it refers to the transformation of simple, compound and complex sentences.
As he saw the police, he ran away – a complex sentence with two clauses as there are two finite verbs,
ran. This sentence could be rewritten (transformed) as:
Seeing the police, he ran away which is a simple sentence with one clause and one finite verb or with one subject and one predicate since
seeing, which is a present participle, functions as a non-finite verb.
That's just what I know about. I felt that some sentences cannot be transformed and was wondering if
forgive me for we forgive our enemies or even
the thief crept as a jackal does was one such sentence.