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Actually, on account of a festival, I received a mail from my management. I felt that the following sentence in that mail is wrong. Because I can't determine whether it is simple, complex or compound sentence. Please have a look at this sentence and let me know whether it is grammatically correct or not. If possible, please explain it clearly.

Our team is so blessed to have each other, since we are special in our own way - Creative, Hardworking, Dedicated, Committed, Passionate, so making work fly by.

I really appreciate any help you can provide

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My guess is that making work fly by acts as a compound adjective. We can connect the words with hyphens to make it more readable:

Our team is so blessed to have each other, since we are special in our own way - Creative, Hardworking, Dedicated, Committed, Passionate, so making-work-fly-by.

It is a complex sentence, because it has the conjunction since in the beginning of the dependent clause "since we are special in our own way ..".

There are two clauses in the sentence, with the second clause including a list of adjectival words illustrating the adjective special.

These words- *Creative, hardworking.." - are appositive adjectives:

Appositive adjective: a traditional grammatical term for an adjective (or a series of adjectives) that follows a noun and, like a nonrestrictive appositive, is set off by commas or dashes. (from About.com)

  • So,is the main clause (Our team is so blessed to have each other) grammatically correct. – pramod Oct 22 '14 at 10:51
  • I'm not a native speaker, but, well, it looks grammatically correct to me. The main clause seems quite normal. I'd thought it was the "making work fly by" that made you curious. – CowperKettle Oct 22 '14 at 11:01
  • Is it (Our team is so blessed to have each other) passive or active in form – pramod Oct 22 '14 at 11:04
  • Yes then is it necessary to put "have" in that sentence – pramod Oct 22 '14 at 11:10
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    No problem, you make my brain to think – pramod Oct 22 '14 at 12:05

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