Definition of compound-complex sentence in English:

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compound-complex sentence


A sentence having two or more coordinate independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
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  • Complex and compound-complex sentence structures allow for a more subtle arrangement of ideas.
  • In the complex and compound-complex sentences, enclose the independent and dependent clauses in brackets.
  • A compound-complex sentence has at least two independent clauses and at least one dependent clause.

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Syllabification: com·pound-com·plex sen·tence

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