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complex compound

Complex-compound sentence

In syntax, a sentence with at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses (which can also be called subordinate clause) is referred to as a complex-compound sentence. Sometimes also called a compound-complex sentence.

Examples

The cat lived in the backyard, but the dog, who knew he was superior, lived inside the house.

Independent clauses:

  • The cat lived in the backyard.
  • The dog lived inside the house.

Dependent clause:

  • who knew he was superior

Though the movie had been tested on the market, The Last Shadow did not fare well in the United States, but it did develop a huge following in Europe, which usually does not go for this movie genre.

Independent clauses:

  • The Last Shadow did not fare well in the United States.
  • It did develop a huge following in Europe.

Dependent clauses:

  • though the movie had been tested on the market
  • which usually does not go for this movie genre

Gene thought that Finny wanted venerability, but Finny, who did not care, thought that he was just being a friend.

Independent clauses:

  • Gene thought that Finny wanted venerability.
  • Finny thought that he was just being a friend.

Dependent clause:

  • who did not care

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