Yes, on the previous page we were talking about "connecting simple sentences together using connectors", and this snippet is a perfect example of that:
- I'd shot the other one just below the chest.
- He was dead too.
...are both simple sentences.
BUT we need to upgrade our language.
As we start studying more complex sentence structures, we need a way to distinguish between:
- the whole sentence
- the "simple sentence" parts of the whole sentence, and
- other elements that aren't simple sentences but have the same complexity of meaning.
So, from now on we're only going to use the word 'sentence' to describe whole sentences, and we're going to refine our definition of 'simple sentence' to a sentence that only contains one 'clause'.