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Is the sentence

The police is looking for the culprit who is suspected to be the mastermind

A simple,compound or complex sentence. I think it is a simple sentence

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    The sentence is complex because the verb "is" takes a gerund-participial clause "looking for the culprit who is suspected to be the mastermind" as a complement. – user178049 Apr 20 at 7:03
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This is a complex sentence because it contains one independent clause and one relative clause.

Independent clause

The police are looking for the culprit

Relative clause

who is suspected to be the mastermind

There is an error in the subject-verb agreement of the sentence. 'Police' is one of those tricky collective nouns that always treats the group as individuals and is considered plural even when discussing them as a group.

  • Now i understand Thanks – Talha Israr Apr 20 at 7:04
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This is a complex sentence.

It consists of the main clause (The police is looking for the culprit)

and the defining relative clause

(who is suspected to be the mastermind).

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