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Notes on the complex sentence--2 ways to form a complex sentence with examples.

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COMPLEX SENTENCES: 

COMPLEX SENTENCES Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE Sentence + clause The sentence is the main idea. The clause supports the sentence. = Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE The sentence and clause are NOT equal. Clearly, the sentence carries the meaning! sentence clause Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCES are formed in 2 ways: : 

COMPLEX SENTENCES are formed in 2 ways: Using a Dependent Clause + Sentence Using a Relative Clause + Sentence Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE #1: Dependent Clause + Sentence: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE #1: Dependent Clause + Sentence Click for next slide 

What is a Dependent Clause?: 

What is a Dependent Clause ? A group of words that… does not present a complete idea or thought cannot stand alone as a sentence may begin with a subordinating conjunction Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Dependent Clause: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Dependent Clause Subordinating Conjunction- A word used to form a dependent clause. A few subordinating conjunctions are: although because after since when Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Dependent Clause: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Dependent Clause Dependent clause sentence. , dependent clause . Sentence or Click for next slide 

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The next few slides contain examples of COMPLEX Sentences with dependent clauses .

Dependent Clause , sentence.: 

Dependent Clause , sentence. If guests arrive late , they will miss dinner . dependent clause sentence Click for next slide 

Dependent Clause , sentence.: 

Although the ticket line was long , the concert was well worth it. Dependent Clause , sentence. dependent clause sentence Click for next slide 

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The snowman melted because the sun came out. Sentence dependent clause. sentence dependent clause Click for next slide 

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Mosquitoes will come in unless you close the door . Sentence dependent clause . sentence dependent clause Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE #2: Relative Clause + Sentence: 

COMPLEX SENTENCE #2: Relative Clause + Sentence Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause Relative Clauses – begin with who , which , or that Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

Examples of Relative Clauses: which stays on constantly who served as class president that has been abandoned for years COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause Click for next slide  Relative Clauses begin with which , who , or that

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

The relative clause = extra information The rest of the sentence = main idea COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

My computer, which stays on constantly , is so hot it’s going to burn a hole in my desk. COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause relative clause Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

Lee , who served as senior class president , plans to run for mayor this year. COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause relative clause Click for next slide 

COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause : 

The house that has been abandoned for years is going to be renovated. COMPLEX SENTENCE with a Relative Clause relative clause Click for next slide 

Complex Sentences: Review : 

Complex Sentences : Review Click for next slide 

Complex Sentences: 

Complex Sentences Are made up of a sentence (main idea) and a clause (less important idea) Click for next slide 

Complex Sentences: 

Complex Sentences sentence + dependent clause. If I spend too much time playing on Facebook , I tend to neglect my studying and my housework . Click for next slide 

Complex Sentences: 

Complex Sentences sentence + relative clause The roof , which leaks badly , needs to be replaced. Click for next slide 

Complex vs. Compound: 

Complex vs. Compound Compound sentences are made up of 2 complete, equal sentences. vs. Complex sentences are made up of 1 sentence and 1 clause . Click for next slide 

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End of Presentation Be sure to view both presentations: COMPOUND sentences COMPLEX sentences