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Complex sentence

A complex sentence is a sentence with one independent clause and at least one dependent clause.


  • I ate the meal that you cooked.

I ate the meal is an independent clause and that you cooked is a relative clause.

More examples of a complex sentence are:

I enjoyed that apple pie that you bought for me.

I like the pomegranate juice that my father poured into the cup.

  • I was scared, but I didn't run away.

Both clauses are independent. Therefore, this is a compound sentence but not a complex sentence.

  • The dog that you gave me barked at me, and it bit my hand.

This is a compound-complex sentence with two independent clauses (The dog that you gave me barked at me and The dog that you gave me bit my hand) and one dependent clause (that you gave me).

From Yahoo Answers

Question:5 example of compound-complex

Answers:Definition A compound-complex sentence contains two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. 2 Examples: Because I am an English teacher, some people expect me to speak perfectly, and other people expect me to write perfectly. Some people tell me that my grading is too tough, and others tell me that my assignments are boring.

Question:i had to write 6 i came up with 4 but i need 2 more and since school just started idk what else to come up help thanks :)

Answers:1. he wore a jacket, which he had bought down the road. 2. i tried to speak english, and he tried to speak french hope it helps! :)

Question:please give an example of compound-complex sentences. please give as many as you can. thanks!!^_^

Answers:A compound-complex sentence is made from two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. EXAMPLES -Although I enjoy shopping (DEP), I haven't been to the mall in two weeks (IND), and I am broke (IND)! -If I earn money from my chores (DEP), I will buy a new purse (IND), but I don't get my allowance today (IND). -I want to play in the snow (IND), but unless I can find my gloves (DEP), I can't (IND).

Question:I need 10 or more examples of compound-complex sentences that a regular person or a teen would use. Please answer quickly ANYONE!!!

Answers:IS IT SOMETHING LIKE THIS..?? 1. Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with. independent clause: "I haven't had the time to go lately" independent clause: "I haven't found anyone to go with" dependent clause: "Although I like to go camping... " * * * * * * * * * * 2. We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong. independent clause: "We decided that the movie was too violent" independent clause: "(but) our children thought that we were wrong" dependent clause: who like to watch scary movies If this is what you want you can follwo this link : http://grammar.about.com/od/c/g/comcomplexterm.htm

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Compound & Complex Sentences :A brief video for ENGL 097 exploring the structure of compound sentences & complex sentences - simple statements and dependent statements. Includes simple descriptions & examples.