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Complex Sentences They are not terribly complex to learn.
Just like math…. Heres the formula: Sentence + dependent clause = complex sentence. or Sentence + relative clause = complex sentence. The sentence is the MAIN IDEA and the dependent clause, or the relative clause supports it.
There is a difference in the parts of a complex sentence. A sentence carries the meaning. If you take it out of the complex sentence it can stand alone. The dependent clause cannot stand alone.
Again, complex sentences are formed 2 ways: using a dependent clause plus (+) a sentence using a relative clause plus (+) a sentence
Dependent Clause Review A dependent clause contains a subject(s) and verb(s), but it does not make sense when it stands by itself. It begins with a subordinating conjunction that is supposed to join it to an independent clause.
Dependent Clause examples within a complex sentence: If the mother sneezes, she will scream. Although the lemonade was pricey, I drank it anyway. Because the car was extremely hot, I screamed when I sat down.
A dependent clause can come at the beginning of a sentence, or at the end of a sentence. Beginning of the sentence: Because I was thirsty, I drank an entire pool. End of the sentence: I drank an entire pool because I was thirsty. OR
The next few slides have examples of Complex Sentences with Dependent Clauses…
If the mother sneezes, the baby might learn to fly. Dependent Clause + Sentence
Although the lemonade was pricey, we bought several glasses.
Sentence + Dependent Clause The crayons melted because the car was extremely hot.
Sentence + Dependent Clause The lamb will drown unless you get it out of the water.