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    Default One or two sentences? please help

    In the sentence below, are there one or two sentences ( one main clause and one subordinate clause)?
    Too many times I called him, but no answer.

    I think there is only one because there is only one verbm but I am not sure. Please help me. Thank you.

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    Default Re: One or two sentences? please help

    There is only one sentence, which contains two (suborninate) clauses connected by the conjunction "but". A clause cannot stand alone, but a sentence can. So when we say "help!", that is a sentence. However, when we say "As the person you talked to yesterday in the school was reading slowly," we don't have a sentence, as it's not complete yet. Hope this helps.

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