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THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF SENTENCE CONSTRUCTION 1) A simple sentence consists of one independent clause: Remember the Alamo. His father works at U.S. Steel. I was born in the U.S.A. 2) A compound sentence is composed of two or more independent clauses: It was a sunny day; not a cloud was in the sky. The game was a disaster, for we lost by a score of 20 to 4. Give me the goods or you’ll be sorry. I can’t pay you now, but I will pay you tomorrow. I enjoyed the book; however, I do not condone his behavior. 3) A complex sentence has 1 independent clause and 1 or more dependent clauses: If you don’t read the book, the class discussion probably won’t
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Unformatted text preview: interest you. Walt, who was a NASA consultant, had similar ambitions for his son. College is essential for a good job, which is why I’m in English class at 8 a.m. Although I had a cup of coffee, I couldn’t stay awake because I worked late. 4) A compound-complex sentence has 2 or more independent clauses and 1 or more dependent clauses. I’ll meet you at the cafeteria, and then we’ll go to my house, if you feel like it. The main character is an idealistic vagabond; he leaves family, money, and career behind to seek fulfillment on the road, which many people have called crazy....
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