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The Compound-Complex Sentence Demystified
Compound-Complex Sentences Definition A compound-complex sentence has one complex sentence joined to a simple sentence with a conjunction. Example: While Clara reads comic books, Clarence reads romances, but David only reads nonfiction. *Notice, the example sentence above contains both a subordinating conjunction and a coordinating conjunction.
Footer Area Because Kim Jong Un has many pairs of Air Jordan shoes, he would like to meet Michael Jordan, but Michael Jordan will not visit him at his home.
Footer Area Even though the zombie attacked the great white shark, the shark ate the zombie for lunch, yet the zombie continued to attack the shark from inside.
Footer Area Because the panda eats shoots and leaves, he is able to play, and playing makes him happy.
Footer Area So, a compound-complex sentence contains two or more independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. Fill in the blanks: Because ____________, we______________, and we_________________. I had to ___________, and I had to _________ because ________________________. Remember, the types of conjunctions being used will help you to determine whether a sentence is compound, complex, or compound complex.