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Section 13.1.3

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence contains one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.

Because Jupiter has an enormous size and gravity [dependent], the Galileo probe steadily gained velocity as it approached the planet [independent].

--"Halo Nuclei," Scientific American

The most important information in a complex sentence should be expressed in the independent clause. See Important Information in the Main Clause.

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