Types of Sentences (L.7.1b)

Simple Sentence: One independent clause with a subject and predicate
Compound Sentence: Has at least two independent clauses, meaning there will be at least two subjects and two verbs
Complex Sentence: One independent clause and at least one dependent clause
Compound-Complex Sentence: A compound sentence with at least one dependent clause
Example: Before he eats dessert, James must eat his vegetables.
This is a complex sentence. "Before he eats dessert" is a dependent clause-it has a subject and a verb, but does not make sense by itself. "James must eat his vegetables" is the independent clause.
Types of Sentences (L.7.1b)

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