A compound-complex sentence is exactly what the name suggests–– a combination of compound and complex sentences.
Compound-complex sentences have two or more independent clauses and one or more subordinate clauses.
When punctuating a compound-complex sentence, you follow the same rules as you would for the compound and complex sentences.
For the compound parts, you use a semi-colon or a comma with one of FAN BOYS. For the complex parts, follow the rules for the types of subordinate clauses you are using: adjective, adverb, or noun.
Use your Elements of Language textbook: Refer to pages 193-194 for more on compound-complex sentences.
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