We tend to use a lot of complex sentences while we write. Complex sentences are different from compound sentences. In these sentences there is always a main clause and a subordinate clause.
I am sure as a writer you will be aware of the sentence structures and the components of a sentence. Let me name them to remind you of it- Subject, verb, object, complement or adverbial. The subordinate clause forms just one component of the main clause.
Let’s take a sentence that we used as an example in the article about “And”
“After her manager was replaced, she quit.”
Here the sentence in bold is the subordinate clause. It’s a part of the adverbial.
If we have written a para that ‘Shows’ the readers the resignation of the manager, the above sentence is just a waste of space. It can be rewritten as
“Afterwards, she quit.”
Another example to make us understand better,
“What she did the other day was excusable”
The clause in bold is the subordinate clause. You can rewrite it as “It was excusable.”
This kind of cutting out what is redundant will improve your story and help you maintaining a fast pace.