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Section 13.1.3

Complex Sentences

A complex sentence contains one independent clauseand one or more dependent clauses.

Because Jupiter has an enormous size and gravity [dependent], the Galileoprobe 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 theindependent clause. See Important Information in theMain Clause.

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