Facts about Compound-Complex Sentences [PX]
Here are 15 facts about compound-complex sentences. Click on the number of a fact to see further explanation of that fact and to see examples.
Fact #1: A compound-complex sentence always has at least three clauses: at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause.
Fact #2: At the core of every compound-complex sentence is a compound sentence.
Fact #3: A compound-complex sentence always has at least three subject-verb combinations.
Fact #4: Every compound-complex sentence has at least one adjective clause, one adverbial clause, or one noun clause.
Fact #5: A compound-complex sentence may have any combination of adjective, adverbial, and noun clauses.
Fact #6: Every compound-complex sentence has at least one subordinator.
Fact #7: The zero subordinator sometimes appears in a compound-complex sentence.
Fact #8: Questions also can be categorized as compound-complex sentences as long as they meet the essential criteria.
Fact #9: Compound-complex sentences sometimes are just a few words.
Fact #10: Compound-complex sentences often are more than just a few words.
Fact #11: Sometimes compound-complex sentences have multiple dependent clauses.
Fact #12: Sometimes compound-complex sentences have more independent clauses than just two.
Fact #13: The basic clause combination for a compound-complex sentence is 2+1.
Fact #14: College instructors use compound-complex sentences too.
Fact #15: Presidents of the United States also use compound-complex sentences.