Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences
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Terms in this set (27)
A simple sentence has...
one independent clause and no dependent clauses
A complex sentence has...
one independent clause and at least one dependent clause
A compound-complex sentence has...
at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause
A compound sentence has...
at least two independent clauses and no dependent clauses
An independent clause can best be described as...
a clause that could stand on its own as a complete sentence.
A dependent clause can be best described as...
a clause that needs to be linked to another type of clause to be complete
I was born on Chinese New Year.
I was happy because I was always loved and respected.
We were having music class, but we couldn't keep our minds on the teacher's directions.
When she finished, she spoke quietly with Principal Long.
I went back to class, but I could not remember the song we were singing.
Someone told me that the principal wanted to see me.
The office door was heavy.
I recognized Wang Qi, and I knew Xiao-fan, though I didn't know the other boy.
Our apartment was bright, warm, and welcoming.
When the Liberation Army woman saw my back bend, she just loved it.
Like a tree with only one trunk
Our beloved Chairman Mao had started the Cultural Revolution in May.
We dropped our books and rushed out with her.
A few times he bit his lips.
They are detrimental to the revolution, so we must oppose them resolutely.
Although the boy tried twice, the girl waved her scissors with unconcealed delight, and she deftly cut the man's pants leg open.
The guilty person was a handsome man in his early thirties.
With many pauses.
As it turned out, I came down with a fever, so I stayed home for ten days.
As the match flared, I saw Du Hai sitting in rapt attention.