First, thank you to everyone for taking the time to read this question. I am curious whether knowledgeable native speakers could assist me with the following grammar questions:
I am aware of the following rules that apply to Mandarin Chinese Grammar. I believe the sentence types below apply to both English and Mandarin Chinese languages:
NB - These English sentence types are samples pulled from the English Grammar Revolution website on sentence structure. They are not meant to be translated but to provide context so that my questions below are understood as they relate to grammar constructions.
Simple Sentence - A sentence having one independent clause: i.e. I drink tea. (我喝茶).
Compound Sentence - A sentence having at least two independent clauses (joined by either a coordinating conjunction [并列连词] or a semi-colon): i.e. Because he is Chinese so he really likes to eat Chinese food. (my sample - 因为他是中国人所以他很喜欢吃中国菜)
NB - Coordinating conjunctions glue words, phrases, or clauses together.
Complex Sentence - A sentence containing a subordinate clause (a group of words that have subject and verb but does not express a complete thought) and an independent clause.
i.e. I washed the dishes after I ate breakfast. (this is just a sample English complex sentence, not a translation request)
Q1: Could someone supply a sample Mandarin Chinese complex sentence here?
Compound-Complex Sentence - A sentence that contains at least two independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.
i.e. I would have purchased the cheese that you like, but it was too expensive. (this is just a sample English Compound-Complex sentence, not a translation request)
Q2: Could someone supply a sample Mandarin Chinese compound-complex sentence here?
Q3: Have I missed any major Mandarin Chinese sentence types? I do understand that there are many other phrases (conjunctions that I could have displayed) but I am interested in determining the broader category of sentences available in Mandarin.
For example, the following conjunctions can be used to create more complex sentences. Please feel free to share an example or two using some of these in your answers.
不但。。。而且, 不过, 除了。。。以外, 但是, 跟, 还是, 和, 或者, 可是, 那, 虽然, 所以, 要是, 因为