[QUOTE=Kt803;579185]Hi I was wondering if anyone could help me identify what type of sentence this is please....
It is therefore no wonder that the modern business girl is a staunch advocate of the use of the two purest and popular creams Pond's Vanishing Cream and Pond's Cold Cream.
It has been taken from an old advertisement which I am using for part of my English Language investigation. I need to identify subordinate clauses and different types of sentences in order to explore the level of formality used.
At first I thought it was a complex sentence, with a subordinate clause starting at 'that', but I'm not so sure.
Any help would be most appreciated,
Thanks in advance [/QUOT
***NOT A TEACHER***
(1) One of my books says: A complex sentence = one and only one main clause and at least one subordinate clause.
(2) You seem to be correct.
(3) Let's study your sentence:
(a) Therefore = A so-called transitional adverb that introduces the sentence.
(b) It is no wonder. = main clause.
(c) noun clause (subordinate clause) that is in apposition with "it" (explains what "it" actually is referring to).
(4) It (that the modern business girl ...Cold Cream) is no wonder.
Have a nice day!