Complex Sentences Overview

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              Let’s learn about complex sentences.
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              Let’s start with this: Complex sentences contain 1 independent clause, 1 or more dependent clauses, and a subordinating conjunction.
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              Wait, but what are those again?
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              Every sentence has an independent clause. This is a clause that can stand alone as it’s own sentence.
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              The dependent clause cannot stand on it’s own and it dependent on the independent clause for it’s meaning to be clear.
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              The subordinating conjunction is paired with the dependent clause and either comes before or after the independent clause. This makes the sentence complex.
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              Here’s an example, If I have to do chores tomorrow, I’m going to do the dishes.
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              I’m going to do the dishes is the independent clause because it is a sentence in itself and does not need any other part of this complex sentence.
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              I have to do chores tomorrow is the dependent clause.
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              Though this sentence can stand alone, it begins with the subordinating conjunction If. If I have to do chores tomorrow does not stand alone and is dependent on the independent clause that follows and completes the idea.
Slide 11 Narration Notes Your Notes
              Locate the independent, dependent, and subordinating conjunctions within each of these sentences and I will go over them after!
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              Pause on the screen until you label this sentence.
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              Pause on the screen until you complete each one.
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              Pause on the screen until you complete each one.
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              So I hope you got what I did. I love to eat chicken noodle soup is a sentence by itself. Yet, it’s combined with Whenever I get sick, letting you know that I specifically love chicken noodle soup when I’m sick.
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              The soccer team trained everyday stands alone, but they did it with the specific goal so that they could win the champs. So that is the subordinating conjunction in this case and you don’t always need a comma in these complex sentences!
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              I want to eat a healthy breakfast is the independent clause because it stands alone. It will energize me is a dependent clause because it will not stand alone and relies on the justification of the subordinating conjunction since.
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              Now practice on your own! Form a few good complex sentences!