compound complex sentences
clauses and at least one subordinate (or dependent) clause.
➲ After the winds ceased, the children went outside to play, and their
parents started to rake the leaves.
The main (or independent) clauses are ‘‘the children went outside to play’’
and ‘‘their parents started to rake the leaves.’’
The subordinate (or dependent) clause is ‘‘After the winds ceased.’’
➲ These maintenance workers who are cleaning up the park after last
night’s concert are my friends, and they are willing to work overtime
to complete the task.
The main (or independent) clauses are ‘‘These maintenance workers are my
friends’’ and ‘‘they are willing to work overtime to complete the task.’’
The subordinate (or dependent) clause is ‘‘who are cleaning up the park after
last night’s concert."
My Account / Test History
Note: For boys, the period between 14-17 approximately (slightly younger for girls) is called adolescence, i.e. you are an adolescent. In law you are an adult at the age of 18, but many people think of you as an adult when you leave school.
Childhood and adolescence
Sam (on the right) was born in Scotland but when he was two, his father got a new job in London and he grew up in the south of England He went to university at 18 where he ...
... where he met Anthea. He went out with her (= she was his girlfriend; he was her boyfriend) for three years, but towards the end they had lots of rows (= arguments) and they split up (= broke up / separated). In his mid twenties ...
... in his mid twenties he met Maureen. They fell in love and got married within six months.
A year later she got pregnant and they had their first child, a boy. As you can see, she is now expecting their second child (to be pregnant = to be expecting a baby). But sadly Sam met another woman and he left Maureen two months ago to live with the other woman.