Compound Sentences and Introduction to Complex Sentences: Adverbial Clauses

  • Andrea DeCapua

In the previous chapter, Chapter 8, we reviewed the constituents of basic sentences and examined some common variations of the basic sentence. In the next three chapters, we will examine expanded sentences. In this chapter, we will start by considering compound clauses and then begin our investigation into complex sentences, where we will focuses on adverbial clauses. In Chapters 10 and 11, we will investigate two other types of complex sentences, relative clauses and noun clauses.


Noun Phrase Relative Clause Discovery Activity Main Clause Complex Sentence 
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  • Andrea DeCapua
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  1. 1.College of New RochelleNew Rochelle

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