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I would appreciate your help with identifying a type of two following sentences that I need to include into my masters thesis and I have difficulty with determining a type of the sentences.
Please could you tell me, whether the sentenes are complex sentences or compund-complex sentences????
I know that a comlex sentence contains only one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. Compund-complex snetnece on the other hand contain two or more independent clauses.

I would say the sentences I am asking to help with are complex sentences and I marked them as comlex snetneces. My teacher marked them as compond.complex sentences, which I consider as worng, as they contain only one independent clause.

Could you please help me? I really need an answer and would really appreciate your help.

The sentences:

1) In order to combat fraud, corruption and other unlawful activities, the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) shall apply without restriction to the Centre.

2)
Requests referred to in paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by background information explaining the scientific issue to be addressed and the Community interest.

Thank you in advance...

Michaela
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Hi,
Welcome to the Forum.

I would appreciate your help with identifying a type of two following sentences that I need to include into my masters thesis and I have difficulty with determining a type of the sentences.
Please could you tell me, whether the sentenes are complex sentences or compund-complex sentences??
I know that a complex sentence contains only one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses. Yes.

A compound sentence contains two or more main clauses.
Compund-complex snetnece on the other hand contain two or more independent clauses and at least one of the main clauses contains one or more subordinate clauses.

I would say the sentences I am asking to help with are complex sentences and I marked them as comlex snetneces. My teacher marked them as compond.complex sentences, which I consider as worng, as they contain only one independent clause.

Could you please help me? I really need an answer and would really appreciate your help.

The sentences:

1) In order to combat fraud, corruption and other unlawful activities, the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) shall apply without restriction to the Centre.

2)
Requests referred to in paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by background information explaining the scientific issue to be addressed and the Community interest.

I would say that both of your sentences only contain one clause, so I'd call them simple sentences. It seems that your teacher is considering the other parts of these sentences to be clauses also. You need to ask your teacher what his definition of a clause is. I use what I think of as the traditional definition, but other definitions are possible.
I'd call the other parts of these sentences 'phrases', so you might also ask your teacher for his definition of a phrase, eg an adjectival phrase, or an adverbial phrase.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi Clive, thanks for your answer

Well ... I was thinking the sentences are complex... containing one independent clause and then also non-finite relative clauses.Actually, I am wirtig my diploma thesis on English relative clauses ... ad identifying these sentences is really crucial. Dont you think there are any non-finite restrictive relative clauses?
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I really appreciate your help Thank you

In order to combat fraud, corruption and other unlawful activities, the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) shall apply without restriction to the Centre.

concerning investigations - -non finite -ing adjectival clause rleative clause postmodifying "Provisions"
conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF) - -ed adjectival relative clause postmodifying "Investigations"

Requests referred to in paragraph 1 shall be accompanied by background information explaining the scientific issue to be addressed and the Community interest.

referred to in paragraph 1 - (non-finite -ed adjectival relative clause postmodifying "requests"

Explaining the scientific issue - non-finite adjectival relative clause postmodifying !information"

to be adressed -non-finite adjectival relative clause poatmodifying "Issue"

Hi,
As I tried to explain before, I don't think in those grammar terms. I use a more traditional approach.
Different grammar systems have different names for things.

Best wishes, Clive
look at this example.The dog, which you give me barked at me and my hand.To recognize what type of this sentence, you have to seprated it to many clause to see if each clause is dependent or independent. This is a complex-compound sentence with two independent clauses (The dog [which] you gave me barked at me and The dog [which] you gave me bit my hand) and one dependent clause ([which] you gave me).
1) [ In order to combat fraud, corruption and other unlawful activities] [ the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigations][conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF)][shall apply without restriction to the Centre.]
you see "in order to.......,the......shall apply...'= complex.But, you need to look phares, and work on it like the way they teach us work on alative clause that I mentioned.
+ The provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigations conducted by the European Anti-fraud Office (OLAF).= independent clause

+ the provisions of Regulation (EC) No 1073/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 May 1999 concerning investigationsshall apply without restriction to the Centre.= independent clause
Hopefully you understand what I mean, you can also look up on this webside http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_sentence.or
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex-compound_sentence .
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A compound-complex sentence is comprised of at least two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses. Example: Though Mitchell prefers watching romantic films, he rented the latest spy thriller, and he enjoyed it very much.