If it's not simple then how it's compound, as it contains a singular subject, as compound should have compound subjects and compound predicates joined by coordinating conjunction.

  • Please clarify your specific problem or provide additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it's hard to tell exactly what you're asking.
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    Commented May 14 at 9:17
  • What is the actual problem? If I told you that it was compound, would you understand it differently from if I told you it was simple?
    – James K
    Commented May 14 at 20:21

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The teacher [[came to class] and [advised the students]].

is a simple sentence with compound predicate.

A compound predicate occurs in a sentence when multiple verbs apply to the same subject.

For information,

  1. A compound sentence is made up of two main clauses connected by a coordinating conjunction.

For example,

[The teacher came to class], and [he advised the students].

  1. A compound subject is a subject with more than one noun or pronoun as the subject of a sentence.

For example,

[The teacher and his assistant] came to class.

  • It's also possible to say, "[The teacher] and [his assistant] // [came to class] and [advised the students]," which is a simple sentence with both a compound subject and a compound predicate. Commented May 14 at 18:52
  • @Misha Lavrov, yes, it's possible. Commented May 14 at 23:25
  • So, when subject eclipses occur, we would say that the sentence is simple with compound predicate. Thank you for your comment.
    – Mohammad
    Commented May 15 at 11:37
  • It is ellipses. Yes. Commented May 15 at 13:02

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