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Quotes are from The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

  1. Remember, no matter how little you want to, that you must eat him in the morning.

  2. Remember, he said to himself.

I thought the second one would be complex sentence as it is similar pattern to direct speech ("Remember," he said. - that would be complex, right?) but not sure anymore as it feels like imperative clause Remember can stand on its own.

Similarly at first I thought that the first sentence is complex-compound but if the Remember is independent clause it can't be. How is it, then?

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  • What is the source of these two quotes, please. You can edit your question to add the source – James K Dec 19 '20 at 18:54
  • Sorry, didn't think of that. The source is The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. – Esszed Dec 19 '20 at 18:58

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