Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Lesson 293 - Parts of the Sentence - Compound/Complex Sentences

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A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause and a dependent clause.
 
A compound sentence combines two or more independent clauses. Commas separate the clauses of a compound sentence. (A short sentence joined by and is sometimes combined without a comma.) A semicolon can take the place of the conjunction and comma. Only clauses closely related in thought should be joined to make a compound sentence.
 
Instructions: The following sentences are made up of two independent clauses with one or more dependent clauses. You are to identify the clauses telling what kind each is. The choices are independent clause, noun clause, adjective clause, or adverb clause.

1. We enlarged our house, and after we had finished the work, we moved to Hawaii and never returned.

2. The vacation should be restful, but many people take vacations that are never restful.

3. James said that will be enough, and everyone agreed.

4. Dad went fishing, but Mom stayed home because she wanted to be there when Terri arrived.

5. Although the children were running everywhere, closer observation indicated that they were playing a game, and they had created it themselves.


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Answers:

1. We enlarged our house = independent clause
after we had finished the work = adverb clause
we moved to Hawaii and never returned = independent clause

2. The vacation should be restful = independent clause
many people take vacations = independent clause
that are never restful = adjective clause

3. James said = independent clause
that will be enough = noun clause
everyone agreed = independent clause

4. Dad went fishing = independent clause
Mom stayed home = independent clause
because she wanted to be there = adverb clause
when Terri arrived = adverb clause

5. Although the children were running everywhere = adverb clause
closer observation indicated = independent clause
that they were playing a game = noun clause
they had created it themselves = independent clause



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