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independent clause
A clause that expresses a complete thought and can stand by itself as a sentence
subordinate or dependent clause
A clause that does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone.
subordinating conjunction
After, although, as, as if, because, if, since, though, unless, whenever can be examples of this.
simple sentence
has one independent clause and no subordinate clauses. It can have a compound subject and/or a compound verb.
compound sentence
has two or more independent clauses but no subordinate clauses
complex sentence
has one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause
compound-complex sentence
has two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause
compound-complex sentence
What type of sentence? People who are learning a new sport begin by mastering basic skills, and they usually are very enthusiastic.
complex sentence
What type of sentence? After people have been practicing the basic skills for several weeks or months, they usually progress to more difficult moves.
compound sentence
What type of sentence? At this point a beginner may become discouraged, and the temptation to quit grows strong.
complex sentence
What type of sentence? A common problem that beginners face is coordination.
simple sentence
What type of sentence? Another problem is muscular aches and pains.
compound-complex sentence
What type of sentence? If the student is not careful, the muscles can be injured, but the strenuous activity usually strengthens the muscles.
complex sentence
What type of sentence? The hours of practice that a beginner puts in often result in obvious improvements.
compound sentence
What type of sentence? Obviously, learning something new takes time and work, or it would not be worthwhile.
simple
What type of sentence? In sports, persistence and patience can earn rewards.