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Sentence Structure. Complex Sentence  One independent clause, one or more subordinate Although only-children differ, they often share many traits. Whoever.

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1 Sentence Structure

2 Complex Sentence  One independent clause, one or more subordinate Although only-children differ, they often share many traits. Whoever lives in this house must love the color red.  Noun clause serving as the subject still makes a complex sentence.

3 Sentence Structure Compound-Complex sentence  Two or more independent clauses and one or more subordinate clause Researchers have studied couples who have contrasting personalities, and the results have been interesting.

4 Procedure 1. Look for a FANBOYS or a semi-colon 2. Look for a subordinate clause 3. Use the chart to determine sentence type 4. Remember, phrases don’t count! Sub. Clause YESSub. Clause NO FANBOYS ; YES FANBOYS ; NO Compound- Complex Complex Compound Simple

5 Practice Write down the sentence type for the following sentences: 1.Everyone has ideas about the influence of personality on relationships. 2. “Birds of a feather flock together” is an old maxim; it implies that people prefer to be with others who are similar to themselves. 3. On the other hand, another old saying asserts that “opposites attract” 4. Both maxims are generalizations, and both probably have some truth in them.

6 Answers 1.Everyone has ideas about the influence of personality on relationships. SIMPLE 2. “Birds of a feather flock together” is an old maxim; it implies that people prefer to be with others who are similar to themselves. CC 3. On the other hand, another old saying asserts that “opposites attract” CX 4. Both maxims are generalizations, and both probably have some truth in them. CD


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