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Question

Even before telescopes were invented, humans were interested in astronomy.
A) Simple
B) compound
C) complex
D) compound-complex
18. Halley’s comet should return in the year 2061.
A) Simple
B) compound
C) complex
D) compound-complex

1 Answer


  • The first sentence is an example of (C) complex sentence because it contains one independent clause and at least one dependent clause. The independent clause is: "humans were interested in astronomy". Dependent clause is: 'even before telescopes were invented' (dependent because it cannot stand on its own'.

    Second sentence is an example of (A) simple sentence because there is only one subject 'Haley's comet'

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