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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

com′plex sen′tence(n.)

  1. a sentence containing one or more dependent clauses in addition to the main clause, as When the bell rings (dependent clause), walk out (main clause).

    Category: Grammar

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. complex sentence(noun)

    a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause


  1. complex sentence(Noun)

    a sentence that contains an independent clause as well as one or more dependent clauses, joined by a sub-ordinating conjunction such as 'however'.


  1. Complex sentence

    In grammar, a complex sentence is a sentence with one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. A complex sentence is often used to make clear which ideas are most important, and which ideas are subordinate.


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