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Complex Sentences

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Natalie Carpenter

on 24 October 2012

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Compound Sentence
Complex Sentence Review:
What are compound sentences? Compound sentences are two COMPLETE
sentences joined together with a comma and
a conjunction. Which one is a correct compound sentence?
a.) Sam and Jay have the same bus stop.
b.) Jay walked to the bus and got on.
c.) Sam rides the same bus, but he slept in.
d.) Same rides the same bus but, he slept in. Which one is a correct compound sentence?
a.) Sam and Jay have the same bus stop.
b.) Jay walked to the bus and got on.
c.) Sam rides the same bus, but he slept in.
d.) Same rides the same bus but, he slept in. Compound sentences are in songs!
See if you can find the compound sentences! some examples:
* Just shout whenever, and I'll be around.
* You are my heart, and we will never ever
every be apart.
* My first love broke my heart for the first
time, and I was like baby, baby, baby, noo... The most common
conjunctions used to combine sentences:
* , but
* , and
* , so Complex Sentences

This type of sentence is
made up of one independent clause
and a dependent clause. Example:
Although I wear an apron, I still get clay on my clothes.
dependent clause independent clause Dependent Clauses start with:
even if
even though
in order that

provided that
rather than
so that

1. The teacher walked into the classroom, greeted the students, and took attendance.

2. John played football while Jane went shopping.

3. John played football, and Jane went shopping.

4. Although NA has a better team, they lost the tournament.

5. The island was filled with many trails winding through the thick underbrush, a small lake, and dangerous wild animals.

6. Nick passed the test because he studied hard, but Stacy did not understand the material. Test Yourself – Simple, Compound, or Complex? Even though it seems the two were bent on the other’s destruction, the cat and mouse were rather fond of one another. Sample Complex Sentence A compound-complex sentence is a sentence that has at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause.
The same subordinating conjunctions are used to introduce the dependent clauses.
The same coordinating conjunctions (FANBOYS) are used for joining the independent clauses. Compound-Complex Sentences After he gave it some thought, the mouse decided to wait until later for his trek.

The cat fell asleep on the warm kitchen because he was deprived of sleep the night before.

When the mouse heard the soft snoring of his sleeping nemesis, he scurried to the pantry and grabbed enough food for a week.

Sample Complex Sentences After how Until
Although if Unless
As in as much   as if
in order that When as long as
At least Whenever as much as
now that whereas soon
wherever as though Since
While because so that
Before even if That
even though   though Subordinating Conjunctions A complex sentence is an independent clause joined by one or more dependent clauses.

A subordinating conjunction begins the dependent clauses.

A dependent clause that begins a sentence must be followed by comma.

A dependent clause has a subject and a verb, but it does not make sense on its own. Complex Sentences The cat was unsuccessful in his attempt to catch the mouse, and the mouse was equally as unlucky in his attempt to get the cheese.

The dog had watched all of this, but he had refused to become involved.

The mouse could wait until dark, or he could risk a daylight raid on the pantry. Sample Compound Sentences A compound sentence contains two independent clauses.
Conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, and yet, so) join these independent clauses. (Hint: The conjunctions spell FANBOYS.)
The conjunction used can impact the meaning of the sentence. Compound Sentences The cat crept through the dark house.

The predatory cat stopped and surveyed his surroundings. Sample Simple Sentences A simple sentence contains a subject and verb.
It expresses a single complete thought.
A simple sentence is a single independent clause. Simple Sentence Once a writer knows the difference between the three sentence types (simple, compound, and complex), it is possible to write with sentence variety. Sentence variety helps make your writing more interesting. Simple, Compound, Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences in Your Writing
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