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    just clarifing, some suggestions please

    How did you know, who they wanted?

    Is this a compound sentence?
    Are they both of main clauses or do you see there a subordinate clause?


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    I asked him for drawing a picture.


    Is this the simple sentence or the complex sentence?
    I personally think it's a complex sentence as there is the present participle clause, thus subordinate, clause.

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    Re: just clarifing, some suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by jirikoo View Post
    How did you know, who they wanted?


    Is this a compound sentence? The comma is wrong, there is only one clause.


    Are they both of main clauses or do you see there a subordinate clause?


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    I asked him for drawing a picture.



    Is this the simple sentence or the complex sentence? This is an incorrect sentence, a correct sentence would be: "I asked him to draw a picture".



    I personally thinks it's a complex sentence as there is the present participle clause, thus subordinate, clause.
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    #3

    Re: just clarifing, some suggestions please

    Clarifying by the way.(If it wasn't a typo)

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    Re: just clarifing, some suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Clarifying by the way.(If it wasn't a typo)
    stupid me, i wish this were my only typo in my post

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    #5

    Re: just clarifing, some suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    with all due respect, you are wrong. There are two clauses in one sentence.

    I apologize for the mistake; I could use another example: I brought the game after drinking tea.

    Is the above sentence simple or complex?Thanks

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    Re: just clarifing, some suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
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    How did you know, who they wanted?


    Is this a compound sentence? The comma is wrong, there is only one clause.


    Are they both of main clauses or do you see there a subordinate clause?

    Or you mean that this is a complex sentence with an interrogative content clause in who they wanted?

    Can you check this bellow, then?

    Subordinate clause: who they wanted.
    Main clause: How did you know they wanted?

    mea culpa, comma is there wrong. I wrongly copied it from an English dialog.

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