We have been looking at complex sentences in class. A complex sentence is a sentence that has a dependent clause as well as the main clause. The main clause on its own is called a simple sentence.
We were given the following simple sentences based on the image below and the have turned them into complex sentences (Some examples are listed, with the dependent clause in italics.)
|The men sat at the table.||After walking to the bottom of the garden, the men sat at the table.|
|The men wore red coats.||The men wore red coats because they had to.|
|The men were feeling tired.||During the Captain’s boring speech, the men were feeling tired.|
|The table was piled high with food.||The table, which was down by the water that day, was piled high with food.|
|The weather was very hot today.||After several days of rain, the weather was very hot today.|