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Complex Sentences

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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
subordinating conjunctions
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
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A
after, although, as, as if, as long as, as soon as
W
when, ehenever, where, wherever, while
H
how
I
if, in order that
T
than, though
E
even though, even if
B
because, before
U
unless, until
S
since, so that
subordinating conjunctions come at the
beginning of a dependent clause