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Complex sentences 10.18.10. Why use complex sentences? Help show different kinds of connections Make your writing sounds better. Make you a better writer.

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1 Complex sentences

2 Why use complex sentences? Help show different kinds of connections Make your writing sounds better. Make you a better writer

3 Compound sentencesComplex sentences Uses independent clauses Uses dependent and independent clauses Uses conjunctionsUses subordinating conjunctions Combines two separate things Explains how one thing is related to another

4 How are complex sentences different from compound sentences? Complex sentences explain how things are connected or how one thing is related another

5 Independent clauses and dependent clauses Independent clause: a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence. Dependent clause: a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thought. A dependent clause cannot be a sentence.

6 Example 1.Because the Atlantis is equipped for research, it carries a submersible called Alvin. 2.Alvin is a white and orange sub that is used to explore underwater mountains.

7 Dependent clauseIndependent clause 1Because the Atlantis is equipped for research, it carries a submersible called Alvin. Independent clauseDependent clause 2Alvin is a white and orange sub that is used to explore underwater mountains.

8 Subordinating conjunctions TimeCause-EffectComparison- Contrast After, until, before, when, till, while Because, so that, in order that, provided that, unless, that Though, although, where, as though, where as, even though


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