Copy and Compose Sentences



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21 Elaborated Complex
“Early in May, the oaks, hickories, maples, and other trees, just putting out amidst the pinewoods around the pond, imparted a brightness like sunshine to the landscape, especially in cloudy days, as if the sun were breaking through mists and shining faintly on the hillsides here and there.” —Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The number of dependent clauses can be increased, can take different forms, and positions. Here, it is anticipation, a complex subject, interruption, verb and modifier, “especially,” “here," are afterthoughts. But perfectly clear because nothing is abstract, it is a mailer-of-fact observation, simple comparison, simple vocabulary.

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