What is a compound complex sentence?
It is a sentence with more than one independent clause and at
least one dependent clause.
In grammar, a compound complex sentence is made up of two independent clauses as well as at least one dependent clause. An independent clause can stand alone, while a dependent clause cannot, since it is not a complete sentence.
Yes, there is a difference between complex and compound-complex sentences. A complex sentence is a simple sentence with a subordinant clause in front of it (also known as a fragment). A compound-complex sentence is a compound sentence with a subordinant clause in front of it. For example: Complex: As we ran onto the car, aliens attacked earth. (as is the subordinant conjunction, and "Aliens attacked Earth" is a complete sentence.) Compound-complex: As we ran onto…