For many people, household labor remains demanding even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous.

Guys,

I am not able to comprehend the structure of above sentence... Even though its a correct sentence according to ETS, I am having hard time believe ? It seems like INDEPENDENT CLAUSE + INDEPENDENT CLAUSE ......Furthermore, if they can afford household appliances (TYPE 1 CONDITIONAL) should be followed by will? But ....in sentence its would have ?

Please help me to understand ?

Thank you
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Hi Pokh

This is a complex- compound sentence.

..."their grandparents would have found miraculous." is an adjecive clause which modifies the household appliances. And it is would have found because the idea is if the grandparents had had these during their days they would have found it too hard to believe.
Thanks vsuresh...

I understand its an adjectival clause... my question why no conjunction in between.... structure is Main CLAUSE + INDEPENDENT CLAUSE.... should not there be (Main CLAUSE )+ ,+ FANBOYS+ INDEPENDENT CLAUSE

Thank you
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Hi Pokh,

I have made a mistake. This is not a compound complex sentence. It is a complex sentence having two subordinate clauses and one main clause.

I am sorry for this error.

I'm afraid I do not know that the clauses in a sentence need to be in a particular order.

You have asked about the conjunctions. I have analysed the sentence below:

For many people, household labor remains demanding even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous.

for many people- phrase

household labor remains demanding- main clause

even if (conjunction)they can afford household appliances- subordiante clause (adverb clause)

which (conjunction (understood)) their grandparents would have found miraculous- subordinate clause (adjective clause)

Hope this helps.

Suresh
Hi Pokh,

I have made a mistake. This is not a compound complex sentence. It is a complex sentence having two subordinate clauses and one main clause.

I am sorry for this error.

I'm afraid I do not know that the clauses in a sentence need to be in a particular order.

You have asked about the conjunctions. I have analysed the sentence below:

For many people, household labor remains demanding even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous.

for many people- phrase

household labor remains demanding- main clause

even if (conjunction)they can afford household appliances- subordiante clause (adverb clause)

which (conjunction (understood)) their grandparents would have found miraculous- subordinate clause (adjective clause)

Hope this helps.

Suresh
Hi Pokh,

I have made a mistake. This is not a compound complex sentence. It is a complex sentence having two subordinate clauses and one main clause.

I am sorry for this error.

I'm afraid I do not know that the clauses in a sentence need to be in a particular order.

You have asked about the conjunctions. I have analysed the sentence below:

For many people, household labor remains demanding even if they can afford household appliances their grandparents would have found miraculous.

for many people- phrase

household labor remains demanding- main clause

even if (conjunction)they can afford household appliances- subordiante clause (adverb clause)

which (conjunction (understood)) their grandparents would have found miraculous- subordinate clause (adjective clause)

Hope this helps.

Suresh
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If we can assume which as elided then there would be no such concept called run on?

Experts please explain it?
Hi Pokh

I would like to give an example of run on sentence and a sentence in which the conjunction is understood.

She brought home the shirts (which) her uncle bought her last Sunday.

She had a cup of strong coffee, arranged for her files and started for work.

The place where the run -on structure starts is highlighted.
vsruesh, I dont think second one is a run-on , instead; its pretty awkward sentence in which the elements are not parallel?

For eg; I doubt If we can have a sentence as below:

I read a book --(WHICH)-- I BOUGHT YESTERDAY

if you remove which then it becomes I read a book i bought yesterday... which clearly becomes run-on...

Forgive me for my ignorance... Can you please elaborate a bit more?

Thank you
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