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This is a simple sentence with one subject and one verb forming an independent clause. Naturally, a simple sentence can include other things:
A compound sentence contains two or more independent clauses, often joined by a co-ordinator.
A complex sentence contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.
The dependent clause cannot exist on its own; it requires the independent clause to make sense.
A compound-complex sentence contains at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.