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    Can you help me creat a complex sentence out of "I think that Capulet's at most fault fo Romeo and Juliet's death"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Can you help me create a complex sentence out of "I think that Capulet's at fault for Romeo and Juliet's death"?

    A compound sentence is not the same as a complex one.

    Yours is a complex sentence.

    In order to create a compound sentence you need coordinators (but, and, or, etc). Join two simple sentences with them and there you are!

    eg: Capulet's at fault for Romeo and Juliet's death but it hasn't been proved yet.



    I don't think you can use 'most'. Fault is not something that can be graded.

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    Perhaps - mostly their fault.

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    Default Re: Need help creating a compound sentence

    There are gradations of fault. For example, if two people are in an auto accident both might be at fault, but one might be more at fault than the other.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    There are gradations of fault. For example, if two people are in an auto accident both might be at fault, but one might be more at fault than the other.

    I understand what you said, but in my view, that is not a prescribed use.
    fault is a noun whitin a prepositional phrase introduced by at.
    Nouns cannot be graded. Adjectives can.

    Your example is more informal (to me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkss View Post
    I understand what you said, but in my view, that is not a prescribed use.
    fault is a noun whitin a prepositional phrase introduced by at.
    Nouns cannot be graded. Adjectives can.

    Your example is more informal (to me).

    Cheerio!
    Sorry to butt in, but - I don't seem to understand how formality affects what RonBee's example deals with.

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    Default Re: Need help creating a compound sentence

    You can indeed say:
    I think that Capulet's most at fault for Romeo and Juliet's death.
    Blame can be apportioned according to who is consdered most "deserving" of it.

    Compound sentence:
    We are both at fault, but he is more at fault than I am.

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