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What type of sentence is the following sentence? ( It has to coordinating conjunctions, does that make it a complex?)


It’s a very secluded area and you can relax so you don't have the stresses alive or the city.

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It’s a very secluded area [and you can relax] [so you don't have the stresses alive or the city].


In elementary grammar, this is called a compound-complex sentence because it has both coordination and subordination.

Shouldn't a compound-complex sentence have at least an independent clause? Do you consider the sentence after "SO" an independent one? Can't it be a coordinating conjunction?

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Abbas Rajabpour

Shouldn't a compound-complex sentence have at least an independent clause?

It’s a very secluded area and you can relax so you don't have the stresses alive or the city.

"It’s a very secluded area" and "you can relax" are main (independent) clauses.

Abbas RajabpourDo you consider the sentence after "SO" an independent one? Can't it be a coordinating conjunction?

No: "so" is a subordinating conjunction, not a coordinating one.

The sequence after "so" is a subordinate content clause. It is shown to be subordinate by virtue of it being a dependent (complement) of "so".