Compound-Complex Sentences

Compound-Complex Sentences are exactly what they sound like: a combination of a compound sentence and a complex sentence.

In other words:

You can picture them like this:


he rented the latest spy thriller,

and he enjoyed it very much.

Although Mitchel prefers romantic films,




The team captain jumped for joy,

and the fans cheered,




because we won the state championship.


Sarah cried


but now he is better.


when her cat got sick,



The man was mean


his attitude was horrible.


because he was lonely;




The baby needed new shoes,

so I worked hard,




until I could finally afford some.


Kate doesn't like cartoons


so she doesn't watch them.


because they are loud,



Of course, not every sentence with three or more clauses is a compound-complex sentence. Compound sentences can also have multiple clauses:

The dog barked,

and the cat ran away,

and I sat down,

and I cried.





Greece is wonderful;

the beaches are clean,

and the food is delicious.





Instructions for the Quiz

Determine the type of sentence.