Compound-complex Sentences in English

Compound-complex sentences in English

Compound-complex sentences in English

Compound-complex sentences in English

A simple sentence includes one independent or main clause. Furthermore, the meaning of a simple sentence is complete by itself.

These days, computers are used for a variety of purposes.

A compound sentence consists of two independent or main clauses connected to each other with a .

I am into immigration to developed countries; however, there exist a plethora of problems during this journey.

Coordinating conjunctions

To remember all of the coordinating conjunctions in English, you might use this acronym ():

  • F: for
  • A: and
  • N: nor
  • B: but
  • O: or
  • Y: yet
  • S: so

 

A complex sentence has one dependent and one linked to each other with a .

Despite all difficulties, some people fast during Ramadan.

Subordinating conjunctions

Subordinating conjunctions in English serve a variety of functions, hence there exist many subordinating conjunctions. Keep in mind that any clause that starts with a subordinating conjunction is a . The following are some of the most common subordinating conjunctions in English:

It’s important to note that a dependent clause cannot stand alone semantically. It means that it requires an independent clause to complete its meaning.

To see the complete list of coordinating, subordinating and correlative conjunctions in the English language along with various examples, click here.

Compound-complex sentence

A compound-complex sentence, as its name indicates, should have at least two independent clauses (i.e., compound sentence) and one dependent clause. Please note that an adjective clause is not a major part of any sentence and it can be omitted. Pay attention to the following example of a compound-complex sentence.

Although Robert was a monolingual, he moved to Canada and he tried to learn both English and French because it was essential for him to speak both of the languages.

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16 thoughts on “Compound-complex Sentences in English”

      1. This is not a compound-complex sentence. It’s actually a compound sentence consisting of two independent clauses. A compound-complex sentence, as its name indicates, should have at least two independent clauses (i.e., compound sentence) and one dependent clause. In your example, you’ve used an adjective clause, which is not a dependent clause. Please note that an adjective clause is not a major part of any sentence and it can be omitted. Pay attention to the following example of a compound-complex sentence:
        Although Robert was a monolingual, he moved to Canada and he tried to learn both English and French because it was essential for him to speak both of the languages.

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