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arw1995 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM via web

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Can you give me an example of a complex sentence with context clues containing the word "tumult"?

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jgeertz | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted September 29, 2011 at 10:54 AM (Answer #1)

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Context clues are words built into a sentence that assist in the understanding of a difficult word.

Tumult (noun) can be defined as a disorderly agitation of a crowd, usually with uproar and confusion; a commotion.

A complex sentence containing the word "tumult" with context clues:

When the tumult in the pamphlet-littered street worsened, he grabbed my arm and pulled me through the jeering, angry crowd to safety.

Remember, complex sentences contain an independent clause and a dependent clause.

An independent clause contains a subject and predicate. It expresses a complete thought and can stand alone.

A dependent clause contains a subject and predicate but it does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone. A dependent clause begins with a subordinate conjunction (e.g. although, as, until, while) or a relative pronoun (e.g. who, which, that).

 

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