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COMPLEX SENTENCE

COMPLEX SENTENCE. A SENTENCE consisting of one main CLAUSE in which are embedded one or more subordinate clauses: I know where she lives, in which where she lives is a subordinate clause. In When I asked for his opinion, he said that he could not say anything at present, there are two subordinate clauses: the when-clause and the that-clause. See SUBORDINATION.

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complex sentence

com·plex sen·tence • n. Gram. a sentence containing a subordinate clause or clauses.

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