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Combining Sentences: Complex Sentences - 6th Grade Grammar


Combining Sentences: Complex Sentences - Grade 6

Looking to improve your sentence structure? Check out our guide on independent and dependent clauses, and learn to create complex sentences with ease.


Ever felt like your writing could use a little more sophistication? Imagine transforming your simple sentences into rich, detailed narratives that engage and inform. Welcome to the world of complex sentences! Whether you're a 6th-grade student eager to elevate your writing skills or a teacher looking to make grammar lessons more interactive, mastering complex sentences is a game-changer. In this post, "Combining Sentences: Complex Sentences - Grade 6," we'll explore how to combine independent and dependent clauses seamlessly, adding depth and clarity to your writing. Ready to take your sentence construction to the next level? Let's dive in and discover the art of crafting complex sentences!

Complex Sentences

What is an independent clause?

An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence. 
  • Jojo walked.
  • Jo threw the ball.
  • Aya bought some bread.

What is a dependent clause?

A dependent clause cannot stand alone and begins with a subordinating conjunction, such as after, although, as, before, because, if, since, until, when, where, and while
  • If Joho goes today

What is a complex sentence?

A complex sentence has an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.
  • We drove west until we saw the mountains.
  • If Wendy goes today, she won’t have to go tomorrow.
How to use commas in complex sentences?

Use a comma after dependent clauses at beginnings of sentences.
  • As we climbed higher, the temperature dropped.

Combining Sentences: Complex Sentences Maze Chase (Interactive Game)

Each exercise begins with a sentence that, when joined with the correct answer choice, will result in a complex sentence. Circle the letter of your answer. Hint: The correct answer will be a clause.

Combining Sentences: Complex Sentences (PDF Worksheet)


Mastering the art of combining sentences into complex structures can significantly enhance your writing, making it more engaging and nuanced. By understanding how to use independent and dependent clauses effectively, you can convey your ideas with greater clarity and sophistication. Keep practicing with the interactive games and worksheets provided, and revisit this guide whenever you need a refresher. Remember, the key to mastering grammar lies in consistent practice and application. Happy writing, and may your sentences always be as complex and captivating as your thoughts!
Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎


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