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Is this sentence a complex sentence:
In 1999 the European Union created a new currency so that it was called the euro.

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asked by Jennifer
  1. The sentence doesn't make much sense.

    A better complex sentence:

    In 1999 the European Union created a new currency that was called the euro.

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. "In 1999 the European Union created a new currency". This sentence can stand alone. "so that..." is a subordinate clause (dependent clause), and if read by just that portion it wouldn't make much sense. When trying to figure out if a sentence is complex simply split it into two sentences and read it out loud. It also is helpful to look at a list of subordinate conjunctions

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    posted by Rune
  3. Ms. Sue is right. As it stands, the sentence makes no sense. It is, however, a complex sentence in a grammatical sense. Rune is right, too, but his explanation would confound me. Study this for a clear understanding of simple, compound, and complex sentences:

    http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm

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    posted by Reed

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