We have been looking at complex sentences in class. A complex sentence is a sentence that has a dependent clause as well as a main clause. A main clause on its own is called a simple sentence.
We were given the following simple sentences based on the image below and I have turned them into complex sentences (with the dependent clause in italics.)
|The men sat at the table.||Exhausted, the men sat the table.|
|The men wore red coats.||The men, who were in the British army, wore red coats.|
|The men were feeling tired.||After escorting the last convicts to the farm, the men were feeling tired.|
|The table was piled high with food.||The table was piled high with food, which was to be eaten by later, by the red coated men.|
|The weather was very hot today.||The men are at the lake, because the weather is very hot today.|