Reading Like a Writer
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Remember that every clause is, in a sense, a miniature sentence . A simple sentences contains only a single clause, while a compound sentence, a complex sentence, or a compound-complex sentence contains at least two clauses. The Simple Sentence The most basic type of sentence is the simple sentence , which contains only one clause.
I can name several conjunctive adverbs ; consequently, my friends are impressed . A complex sentence is a sentence that contains one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. Because life is complex , we need complex sentences. (The independent clause is in blue. The dependent clause is italicized.)