Chapter 16
Compound Sentences and Beyond
In This Chapter
◆ More words to learn and memorize
◆ Simple and complex compound sentences
◆ Compound-complex sentences
◆ Indirect statements, questions, and commands
Most first-time readers of Cicero’s orations curse his use of clauses within clauses. His famous periodic sentences are also infamous for their length. Students struggling through Caesar’s Gallic Wars will agree that all his sentences are too complex and wonder why he doesn’t have shorter thoughts.
A reader of original Latin has to get used to stopping at the conjunctions and breaking up some of those long sentences into more readable, understandable ideas.

More Words to Learn and Memorize

Many of these conjunctions you have seen before. ...

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