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"I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days I spent with them"

Could anyone tell me the type of this sentence?

Is it a simple or compound sentence, please explain

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I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days I spent with them.


It's neither. It's a complex sentence because it contains a main clause (the whole sentence) and a subordinate clause (underlined).

A simple sentence has just one main clause and a compound sentence has a coordination of two or more main clauses.

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pokemon27"I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days I spent with them"

Two simple sentences:

I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends.  I spent many happy days with them.

One compound sentence (two main clauses with a conjunction.)

 I spent many happy days with these dear friends and I remember with deepest gratitude their acts of kindness.

.One complex sentence (one main clause and subordinate clause)

I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days I spent with them.

One compound-complex sentence (a combination of compound and complex sentences)

 I spent many happy days with these dear friends and I remember with deepest gratitude the acts of kindness that they showed me.
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.One complex sentence (one main clause and subordinate clause)

I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days I spent with them.

Here there is no Subordinating conjunction. Here 'And' is a coordinating conjunction. A complex sentence should have subordinating conjunction to connect the dependent and independent clauses

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pokemon27A complex sentence should have subordinating conjunction to connect the dependent and independent clauses

No, it is the clauses that determine the type of sentence, not the conjunctions.

pokemon27Here there is no Subordinating conjunction. Here 'And' is a coordinating conjunction. A complex sentence should have subordinating conjunction to connect the dependent and independent clauses

I remember with deepest gratitude the kindness of these dear friends and the happy days [I spent with them].


The coordination here does not involve two main (independent) clauses but the two underlined noun phrases linked with "and".

The bracketed subordinate clause is within the noun phrase, where it modifies "happy days". In this case there is no internal marker of subordination: it is shown to be subordinate by virtue of its function in the larger construction.

Thus this is a complex sentence, i.e. it has a main clause (the whole sentence) and a subordinate clause.

Thank you for making it clear.

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Thanks a lot for making it clear