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Complex Sentence Examples

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Writing Skills
Writing Skills
Complex sentences - Part 1: Conjunctions for complex sentences
Different conjunctions are used to show different relationships
between the independent and the dependent clause:
Relationship
Conjunction
Example
contrast
although
though
even though
while
whereas
The US failed to ratify the Kyoto treaty
although/though it supported the UN’s objectives
on global warming.
because
since
as
Dolly the sheep was unique because she was cloned
from an adult cell.
reason
Clean water is scarce in the poorest countries while
Western consumers have abundant supplies.
The findings were flawed since the data were
inaccurate.
time
when
as soon as
while
as
once
until
after
before
Sea water evaporates when the sun radiates heat.
The water vapour cools while it is rising.
The water vapour condenses as it cools.
Clouds begin to form once condensation starts to
occur.
The clouds move until they reach high land.
purpose
so that
condition
if
unless
Tourists visiting Antarctica are required to clean
their footwear so that contamination can be avoided.
Pollution levels will rise if emissions are not
controlled.
Management recommendations are ineffective
unless they are implemented.
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manner
as
We wrote up the results of the experiment as we had
been directed.
place
where
People prefer to shop where they feel relaxed.
adding information
about a person
who
whose
The person who spoke to me yesterday gave me the
wrong information.
Alvar Aalto was a Finnish architect whose ideas are
fundamental to modern design.
adding information
about a thing
which
that
Canna is an island which lies off the west coast of
Scotland.
There are geological changes in coastlines that may
be impossible to influence.
introducing reported
information
that
whether
how
It was unclear whether the management would fund
the proposed training scheme.
This article researches how climate change might
affect wildlife in Britain.
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