Okay Im having trouble to find a compound-complex sentence.I know a compound-complex is a sentence that joins two or more indep. clauses with one or more surbordinate clauses. Yes i have read the...

Okay Im having trouble to find a compound-complex sentence.

I know a compound-complex is a sentence that joins two or more indep. clauses with one or more surbordinate clauses. Yes i have read the book just need help on this thanks

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npoore84 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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A compound complex sentence is a sentence in which there are two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. The way I like to teach and remember independent and dependent clauses is fairly easy. A dependent clause is a sentence that must depends on something else in the sentence to make sense. For example, "When he jumped in the pool." Dependent clauses are also usually set off by commas and well as incomplete thoughts that need other phrases to complete the through. An independent clause is a clause that is complete on its own and does not need anything else to make the thought complete. "I am going to jump in the pool and swim" would be an example of independent clause. Now the tricky part is find sentences that are considered compound complex. The following are examples of compound complex sentences: 

We decided that the movie was too violent, but our children, who like to watch scary movies, thought that we were wrong.

  • independent clause: "We decided that the movie was too violent"
  • independent clause: "(but) our children thought that we were wrong"
  • dependent clause: who like to watch scary movies

    . Although I like to go camping, I haven't had the time to go lately, and I haven't found anyone to go with.

    • independent clause: "I haven't had the time to go lately"
    • independent clause: "I haven't found anyone to go with"
    • dependent clause: "Although I like to go camping... "
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