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A complex sentence consists of
one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses
independent clause is
a group of words with a verb and a subject that can stand alone.
dependent clause is a
group of words including a subject and verb that cannot stand alone
a word that shows a relationship between the independent and dependent clauses
when is a comma used when writing a complex sentence
when the dependent clause comes first
a numonic devise is
A WHITE BUS
after, although, as, as if, as long as, as soon as
when, ehenever, where, wherever, while
if, in order that
even though, even if
since, so that
subordinating conjunctions come at the
beginning of a dependent clause