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Complex sentence

A sentence which contains one main clause and at least one subordinate clause.

  • She said (main clause) that she would come (subordinate clause).
  • They rested (main clause) when evening came (subordinate clause).
  • A guest is unwelcome (main clause) when he stays too long (subordinate clause).
  • Tell me the news (main clause) as you have heard (subordinate clause).

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