Good morning!
Today we will:
 1. Take notes on Complex and compoundcomplex sentences.
 2. Discuss questions 6, 7, and 8 from
yesterday
 3. Read Act 1 Scene 2
 4. Do questions in groups and discuss
them
 5. Read Act 1 Scene 3
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Complex Sentence
The Rules
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A complex sentence consists of an
independent clause and one or more
dependent clauses. Using a subordinating
conjunction (because, although, if, etc.)
creates a dependent clause. Using a
relative pronoun (who, whom, that, or
which) creates a dependent clause.
– I would really love my English class if we
didn’t have to do so much writing.
Complex Sentences
These also consist of more than one
clause: a dependent and an independent.
 The key is to find the subordinating
conjunction in the sentence which is either
at the beginning with a comma in the
middle of the sentence before the
independent clause, or in the middle with
no comma and an independent clause at
the beginning of the complex sentence.
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Subordinating Conjunctions
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After, although, as, as far as, as if, as long
as, as soon as, as though
Because, before, besides
Even though, even if, ever since
If, in order that
Since, so that
Than, that, though
Unless, upon, until
When, whenever, where, wherever,
whether, while
ABE IS TUW
Compound-Complex
Sentence
Compound-Complex Sentence
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This type of sentence has more
than one part that can stand alone,
and at least one that cannot.
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Conjunctions
link
the
parts of this sentence.
different
Exercises
Say if the following sentences are:
Simple, compound, complex or
compound-complex.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
The bell rang.
Bridget ran the first part of the race, and
Tara biked the second part.
He stands at the bottom of the cliff while
the climber moves up the rock.
The skier turned and jumped.
Naoki passed the test because he studied
hard and understood the material.
Answers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Simple
Compound
Complex
Simple
Compound-complex
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Because Kayla has so much climbing
experience , we asked her to lead our
group.
You and I need piano lessons.
I planned to go to the hockey game, but
I couldn’t get tickets.
Dorothy likes white water rafting, but she
also enjoys kayaking.
There are many problems to solve before
this program can be used, but engineers
believe that they will be able to solve
them soon.
Answers
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Complex
Simple
Compound
Compound
Compound-complex
What kind of sentence is below?
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Ever since I started the 7th grade at
Granite Oaks Middle School, I have
changed so much as a person.
Answer
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It is a Complex sentence because “ever
since” serves as a subordinating
conjunction that connects the introductory
dependent clause to the independent
clause.
What kind of sentence is below?
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I like pizza, chicken wings, and
cheerleaders very much!
Answer
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It is a Simple sentence because even
though it has the coordinating conjunction
“and” in it, there is not a complete
sentence after the word “and.”
What kind of sentence is below?
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I don’t know why people sometimes run
into poles, but those who do so are really
embarrassed.
Answer
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It is a Compound sentence because the
coordinating conjunction “but” connects
two independent clauses.
What kind of sentence is below?
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I would love to give everyone an A for all
their work; however, it would take
everyone to do all of their work and their
best work.
Answer
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It is a compound sentence because the
semicolon “;” connects the two
independent clauses.
What kind of sentence is below?
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I especially like Mr. Victor’s class after we
get to leave his room.
Answer
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It is a Complex sentence because the
subordinating conjunction in the middle of
the sentence “after” joins the dependent
clause with the introductory independent
clause.
What kind of sentence is below?
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I would like to play football, basketball,
baseball, softball, soccer, or just about any
other sport as well.
Answer
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It is a Simple sentence because even
though it has commas in it, the items are
just a list. Plus, even though it has a
FANBOYS in it, what follows the “or” is not
a complete sentence.
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Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences