SIMPLE AND COMPLEX SENTENCES
 

The following are simple sentences:

These five simple sentences can be joined to make two complex sentences:
 
 
Simple sentences have only one verb, and contain only one main idea. Complex sentences have two or more verbs and consist of two or more clauses, and contain more than one main idea.
 

English uses CONJUNCTIONS to join simple sentences  into complex sentences. In the above example I have used the conjunction Ďandí. This is the easiest way to join sentences in English, but other conjunctions you can use are BUT, ALTHOUGH, THEN, AS, SO, WHEN, BECAUSE, THAT.  There are more. (Visit Linda Bryson's page on conjunctions for a more complete list.)
 

Exercise:

Write complex sentences from the following simple sentences.

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