Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

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  • Q1

    Choose the correct option to make meaningful complex sentences.

    1. I have to buy everything today ______ (if/ because) I won’t get time for shopping tomorrow.

    2. The party was very exciting _______ (as/ if) I expected.

    3. ______ (since/ when) you need some help I’ll come over this evening.

    4. He won’t call you _____ (if/ unless) you ask him to do so.

    5. I used to dance a lot _____ (when/ because) I was a teenager.

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    Answer:

    1. I have to buy everything today because I won’t get time for shopping tomorrow.

    2. The party was very exciting as I expected.

    3. Since you need some help I’ll come over this evening.

    4. He won’t call you unless you ask him to do so.

    5. I used to dance a lot when I was a teenager.

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  • Q2

    Complete the following compound sentences by filling inappropriate connecting words-

    (a) My father does not like to take risks ___wants everything to remain as it is.

    (b) The little boy had brown hair ____ came to me asking for some money to buy a pizza.

    (c) Monika could not give him anything to eat ___ promised that she’ll throw a party for him.

    (d) The dog jumped happily on seeing his owner ____ the owner did not care for him.

    (e) The hills seem to be speaking from their abode ___ I want to remain in this place forever and ever.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) My father does not like to take risks and wants everything to remain as it is.

    (b) The little boy had brown hair and came to me asking for some money to buy a pizza.

    (c) Monika could not give him anything to eat but promised that she’ll throw a party for him.

    (d) The dog jumped happily on seeing his owner yet the owner did not care for him.

    (e) The hills seem to be speaking from their abode and I want to remain in this place forever and ever.

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  • Q3

    Rewrite and convert the following set of sentences into Simple Sentences.

    (a) Claire helped me with my math homework. I received good marks for it.

    (b) John was walking to the nearby library. He could not take his dog with him.

    (c) The Manager has many supporters. They will protect his position.

    (d) Luke had walked for many hours. It was cold. Hegot a frost bite.

    (e) Georginarang up her cousin. She was getting married. Shecame and met her.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) I received good marks in my mathhomework with Claire’s help.

    (b) Walking to the library nearby,John could not take his dog with him.

    (c) The Manager’s supporters will protect his position.

    (d) Having walked for many hours in the coldweather, Lukegot a frost bite.

    (e) On hearing aboutGeorgina’s marriage, her cousin came and met her.

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  • Q4

    Fill in the blanks with the words in the box below. Then, identify the sentences as simple, compound or complex.

    not, police, uninvited, hills, honour

    (a) Run fast or else the___ will catch you.

    (b) The knight’s courage brought him a title of ______.

    (c) I feel frustrated when ____ guests arrive.

    (d) Diana does ___ want to go on a trek.

    (e) He went on walking through the ___ even though he was tired.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Run fast or else the police will catch you.

    (b) The knight’s courage brought him a title of honour.

    (c) I feel frustrated when uninvited guests arrive.

    (d) Diana does not want to go on a trek.

    (e) He went on walking through the hills even though he was tired.

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  • Q5

    Identify the following sentences as simple, compound or complex.

    (a) The river runs through the village.

    (b) Justin is getting homesick after staying for weeks in the USA and wants to return home.

    (c) Kevin is a strong and brave person and you can trust on him in your problems.

    (d) The woodcutter left Snow White in the woods to fend for herself.

    (e) The flowers have bloomed beautifully denoting that it is spring time.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) The river runs through the village.- Simple sentence

    (b) Justin is getting homesick after staying for weeks in the USA and wants to return home. – Compound sentence

    (c) Kevin is a strong and brave person and you can trust on him in your problems.- Compound sentence

    (d) The woodcutter left Snow White in the woods to fend for herself. – Complex sentence

    (e) The flowers have bloomed beautifully denoting that it is spring time.- Complex sentence

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