Exercise 15

Punctuating Compound-Complex Sentences


After reading these directions, print out a copy of the Compound-Complex Sentence Practice Worksheet.

  1. Use the following guidelines to analyze each example.

  2. Punctuate each of the following Compound-Complex Sentences in an acceptablemanner.

  3. Underline the subject and verb of each main and dependent clause.

  4. Circle each subordinate connective.

  5. Label, track, and tabulate your clauses.

  6. Use a period, a semicolon, or a comma plus a coordinate connective to join main clauses.

When you have completed this exercise, go to the Compound-Complex Sentence Answer Sheet to check your answers.