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Review: Sentence Structure
By learning to name the different types of sentences, you will develop a more sophisticated understanding of how language works. Indicate whether each of the following examples is a simple sentence, compound sentence, complex sentence or compound-complex sentence.
- Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and Toronto is the capital of Ontario.
- Democracy is a noble goal; it is important, however, to protect the minority from the tyranny of the majority.
- I do not own a Porsche.
- Call your team leader as soon as you arrive in Antigonish.
- Joe ate the sushi and left the restaurant.
- Unless my friend in Calgary postpones her visit, I will not have time to write this report.
- Suzanne wanted to be here, but she cannot come because her car is in the shop.
- The football game was cancelled because it was raining.
- The football game was cancelled because of the rain.
- When the train arrives, and if Ms. Lang is on it, she will be served with a subpoena.
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