COMPOUND-COMPLEX SENTENCE. A compound SENTENCE in which at least one of the main CLAUSES contains one or more subordinate clause. In the following sentence, the second main clause (after and) contains a subordinate since-clause: Road-building in those mountains is dangerous and, since work began in 1968, hundreds of labourers have been swept away by landslides. See SUBORDINATION.
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