- Complex-compound sentence
A complex-compound sentence or compound-complex sentence is a sentence with at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses (also known as subordinate clauses).
The dog lived in the backyard, but the cat, who knew he was superior, lived inside the house.
- The dog lived in the backyard.
- The cat lived inside the house.
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compound — compound1 compoundable, adj. compoundedness, n. compounder, n. adj. /kom pownd, kom pownd /; n. /kom pownd/; v. /keuhm pownd , kom pownd/, adj. 1. composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a compound substance. 2 … Universalium
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