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[FROM THE TEXT]
A “simple sentence” contains one independent clause and no subordinate clauses. A simple sentence may have a compound subject, a compound verb, or both. A “compound sentence” contains two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses. The independent clauses of a compound sentence are usually joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction (“and,” “but,” “for,” “nor,” “or,” “so,” or “yet”). A “simple sentence” has only one independent clause. It may have a compound subject or a compound verb or both. A “compound sentence” has two or more independent clauses. Each independent clause has its own subject and verb. Any of the independent clauses in a compound sentence may have a compound subject, a compound verb, or both. A “complex sentence” contains one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause. Two kinds of subordinate clauses are adjective clauses and adverb clauses. Adjective clauses usually begin with relative pronouns such as “who,” “whom,” “whose,” “which,” and “that.” Adverb clauses begin with subordinating conjunctions such as “after,” “as,” “because,” “if,” “since,” and “when.” A “compound-complex sentence” contains two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.
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