Synthesis of Sentences

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  • Q1

    Combine the following pair of simple sentences into a sentence according to the instructions given in the brackets.

    1. The negligent secretary lost the file. This file had been entrusted to him. [Use ‘which’]
    2. The movie was boring. It was equally long. [Join using an ‘Adverb Clause’]
    3. Rain is falling. The people run for a shade. [Use ‘As soon as…’]

    4. I reached home. I found my house locked. [Join by using a Preposition with a Gerund]

    5. The team lost the match. This is surprising. [Use ‘surprisingly’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The negligent secretary lost the file which had been entrusted to him.
    2. The movie was boring as it was long.
    3. As soon as the rain started falling, the people run for a shade.

    4. On reaching my house, I found it locked.

    5. The team surprisingly lost the match.

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  • Q2

    Combine the following sets of Simple Sentences into one Complex Sentence as directed.

    1. The river was in flood. The heavy rains had fallen. [Use ‘after’]

    2. A merchant had goods to sell. He wrote a clever advertisement. The man reaped big profit. [Start with ‘A merchant who…’]

    3. I was standing at the gate. It was the time of sunset. At that time a carriage drew up. The carriage carried a gentleman. The gentle man was middle aged. [Start with ‘When I was standing…’]

    4. He underwent an operation. It was very painful. It cost him much money. [Use ‘which’]

    5. They reached the palace. They found something. It was that the king had got back his sight. [Start with ‘on reaching the hut’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The river was in flood after the heavy rains having fallen.

    2. A merchant who had goods to sell reaped big profits by writing a clever advertisement.

    3. When I was standing at the gate at the time of the sunset, a carriage drew up with a middle aged gentleman.

    4. He underwent a painful operation which cost him much money.

    5. On reaching the palace they found that the king had got back his sight.

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  • Q3

    Combine each of the following Simple Sentences into one Compound Sentence as directed.

    1. Wise men love truth. Fools shun it. [Use ‘but’]

    2. I crossed the river. I rang the bell. No one answered me. [Join using suitable coordinating conjunctions]

    3. Many are called. Few are chosen. [Start with ‘Many…’]

    4. Blessed are the pure in heart. They will see God. [Join using a suitable coordinating conjunction]

    5. He is a fool. He is lazy. [Join by using ‘not only… but… also’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Wise men love truth but fools shun it.

    2. I crossed the river and rang the bell, but no one answered me.

    3. Many are called but few are chosen.

    4. Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.

    5. Not only he is a fool but he is lazy also.

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  • Q4

    Make simple, compound and complex sentences using the following verbs and conjunctions.

    1. While

    2. Since

    3. Unless

    4. But

    5. For

    6. So

    7. And

    8. Were

    9. Is

    10. Yet

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. While Patrick was sleeping, his mother went to the market for grocery shopping.

    2. Since the village was deserted, he did not know what to do.

    3. Unless you learn swimming, you cannot go near the pool.

    4. Jennifer loves to sing, but she is suffering from cold.

    5. Be fast and catch the train, for it is the last one from this station.

    6. I hid behind the bushes, so they couldn’t find me.

    7. David went for a trekking and he lost his way there.

    8. The children were eating apples.

    9. Daisy is playing outside.

    10. They don’t like each other, yet they live together.

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  • Q5

    Convert the following simple sentences into a single simple sentence.

    1. I went to USA last month. I wished to see an ophthalmologist.

    2. He raised his gun. He killed the rabbit.

    3. Anne was tired. She kept her notebooks aside.

    4. Mark left his job. He was not happy with the office environment.

    5. Shakespeare was a great playwright. He wrote interesting plays.

    6. Frank was sick last month. He could not attend classes.

    7. The criminal was punished. The judge took the right decision.

    8. He did a good work. He got promoted.

    9. Alicia ran fast. She was breathless for a moment.

    10. Patrick was unwilling to go to school. He returned home halfway.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. I went to USA last month to see an ophthalmologist.

    2. Raising his gun, he killed the rabbit.

    3. Feeling tired, Anne kept her notebooks aside.

    4. Not happy with the office environment, Mark left his job.

    5. Shakespeare, the great playwright, wrote interesting plays.

    6. On account of his illness last month, Frank could not attend classes.

    7. The judge took the right decision by punishing the criminal.

    8. He got promoted by doing a good work.

    9. Having run fast, Alicia was breathless for a moment.

    10. Unwilling to go to school, Patrick returned home halfway.

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