A simple statement is a statement, which itself doesn't contain any other statements. In logical notation it is usually symbolized by one of the letters p, q, r etc..

  • "Sokrates is a human being."
    • Logical notation: p

A compound statement is a statement which contains other statements, operators or connectives.

  • "Sokrates is not blind."
    • Logical notation: ¬ p
  • "Sokrates is a human being, therefore Sokrates is mortal."
    • Logical notation: p → q

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