Compound sentences

Is the following a simple or a compound sentence? 
The man went up to the 86th floor and jumped.


  • For a sentence to be compound it needs at least two complete, independent sentences with a meaning of their own, a subject and a verb.
    In your example, the sentence is simple. A compound sentence would be, for example: "The man went up to the 86th floor, and he jumped". In which case you would need a comma and coordinating conjunction (and).

    I hope this helps.

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