Compound-complex sentence

Using basic sentence types in writing

The previous two posts focused on basic sentence types in English: the first on the simple sentence and its patterns, and the second on the other sentence types: compound, complex, and compound-complex. These are the foundations of composition, whether fiction or nonfiction. In her article on voice in writing, Darcy Pattison, who argues writers need …

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Compound, complex, and compound-complex sentence types

Sentences have been defined as strings of words that begin with a capital letter and are punctuated with terminal punctuation—something we all recognize (though in a recent post we examined how the period has declined in electronic messages, especially texts). A sentence has also been defined as an independent clause – a word group containing …

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