What Are the Differences Between Simple, Complex and Compound Sentences?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 29, 2020 10:25:36 AM ET

The major difference between simple, complex and compound sentences is that the first has only one complete clause while the latter have two or more clauses. While a compound sentence is formed by two complete simple sentences connected by a coordinating conjunction, a complex sentence results from an independent clause joined with one or more dependent clauses.