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Complex Sentence - Glossary of Terms


Complex Sentence

A complex sentence comprises one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause.

Example:

  The car swerved to miss Mrs Jackson, who had slipped off the pavement.
              
           independent clause                                   subordinate clause
        (i.e., could stand alone)                          (i.e., could not stand alone)

 
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