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A complex sentence is composed of one principal sentence and any number of dependent sentences which modify words in the principal sentence. To analyze a complex sentence, it is divided first into logical subject and logical predicate. The dependent sentences may form part of the logical subject or of the logical predicate; as "While he was at Yorktown, Washington, who was the American general, captured a large British army". Logical subject is "Washington, who was the American general". Logical predicate is "captured a large British army while he was at Yorktown".

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