Compound Sentences

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  • Q1

    Give proper punctuation to the following compound sentences.

    1. The students were overjoyed with their excellent performance in fact they had a party after class

    2. I couldn’t find the medical store I was on the wrong street

    3. Paris worked until noon and then she took some rest

    4. The garden was covered with spring flowers it was a beautiful sight

    5. I wanted to go to visit my Daddy on Monday but I couldn’t go

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The students were overjoyed with their excellent performance; in fact, they had a party after class.

    2. I couldn’t find the medical store; I was on the wrong street.

    3. Paris worked until noon, and then she took some rest.

    4. The garden was covered with spring flowers; it was a beautiful sight.

    5. I wanted to go to visit my Daddy on Monday, but I couldn’t go.

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  • Q2

    Give proper punctuation to the following compound sentences.

    (a) the students were overjoyed with their excellent performance in fact they had a party after class

    (b) i couldn’t find the medical store i was on the wrong street

    (c) Olivia worked until noon and then she took some rest

    (d) the garden was covered with spring flowers it was a beautiful sight

    (e)i wanted to go to visit my daddy on Monday but i couldn’t go

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) The students were overjoyed with their excellent performance; in fact, they had a party after class.

    (b) I couldn’t find the medical store; I was on the wrong street.

    (c) Olivia worked until noon, and then she took some rest.

    (d) The garden was covered with spring flowers; it was a beautiful sight.

    (e) I wanted to go to visit my Daddy on Monday, but I couldn’t go.

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  • Q3

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

    dress, went, fell, cold, raining

    (a) It was _____ heavily last night.

    (b) It was a ______ winter morning and I sat outside enjoying the tea.

    (c) The woman wearing a blue _____ came to me, asking for a pen.

    (d) Megan and Ben ate too much and ____ sick.

    (e) After returning from the gym, Jack _____straight to the kitchen to have a protein shake.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) It was raining heavily last night. - Simple Sentence

    (b) It was a cold winter morning and I sat outside enjoying the tea. – Compound Sentence

    (c) The woman wearing a blue dress came to me, asking for a pen. – Complex sentence

    (d) Megan and Ben ate too much and fell sick. –Simple Sentence

    (e) After returning from the gym, Jack went straight to the kitchen to have a protein shake. –Complex Sentence

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following Compound Sentences as Simple Sentences-

    (a) All attended the meeting but Max did not turn up. [Start with ‘all except’]

    (b) The child found the mother absent and began to cry. [Use ‘finding’]

    (c) Brendon is learned but he is not courteous.[Use ‘despite…being’]

    (d) The king was a powerful man and therefore he was feared. [Start with ‘The king being…’]

    (e) We shall perish sooner or later, for all men are mortal. [Start with ‘All men…’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) All except Max attended the meeting.

    (b) The child, finding the mother absent, began to cry.

    (c) Brendon is not courteous despite his being learned.

    (d) The king being a powerful man, people feared him.

    (e) All men being mortal, we will perish sooner or later.

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  • Q5

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

    (a) Come into the garden. Pick some flowers. [Use ‘and’]

    (b) Jacques is poor. He is honest. He is respected by all. [Join using suitable coordinating conjunctions]

    (c) Rose has never visited Paris. She has never visited London. [Use ‘nor’]

    (d) Blessed are the meek. They shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. [Join using a suitable coordinating conjunction]

    (e) Peter likes chicken burger. Molly also likes chicken burger. [Join by using ‘and’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Come into the garden, and pick some flowers.

    (b) Jacques is poor but he is honest, and is respected by all.

    (c) Rose has never visited Paris, nor has she visited London.

    (d) Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

    (e) Peter likes chicken burger and Molly also likes chicken burger.

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