Complex Sentences

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  • Q1

    Select the correct word to complete the following complex sentences:

    1. She passed with good marks___________ this was not expected. (when/although/who/because/that)
    2. Ronald hate Abel __________ he was jealous of him. (although/who/as/if/that)
    3. I believed_________ she was innocent. (since/although/who/because/that)
    4. I don’t know ________ we are going to Johannesburg. (when/although/who/because/that)
    5. I know the boy _________ made a scratch on your car. (When/although/who/because/that)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. although
    2. as
    3. that
    4. when
    5. who

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  • Q2

    Give proper punctuation to the following complex sentences.

    (a) aubrey is a young girl who lives with her grandmother

    (b) donald is a funny duck who is always irritated

    (c) i saw a rainbow which was not clearly visible

    (d) they went for a walk as the sun rose

    (e) samuel did not get admission as he did not have the qualifying marks

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Aubrey is a young girl who lives with her grandmother.

    (b) Donald is a funny duck, who is always irritated.

    (c) I saw a rainbow which was not clearly visible.

    (d) They went for a walk as the Sun rose.

    (e) Samuel did not get admission, as he did not have the qualifying marks.

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  • Q3

    Rewrite the following sentences to make a complex sentence.

    (a) The Amazon rainforest is very large. It is home to the Amazon warriors.

    (b) Anna went to her friend’s party. She was invited.

    (c)The man went home. He was disappointed.

    (d)Don’t forget. Switch off the lights. Before you sleep.

    (e)Give him the information. You have heard.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) The Amazon rainforest in which the Amazon warriors live, is very large.

    (b) Anna went to her friend’s party as she was invited.

    (c) The man went home because he was disappointed.

    (d) Don’t forget to switch off the lights before you sleep.

    (e) Give him the information as you have heard.

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  • Q4

    Join the following simple sentences to convert them into complex sentences.

    (a) Watching films is my favourite pastime. I don’t like horror films.

    (b) I work in a software company. I’m a computer programmer. My job is quite challenging.

    (c) I’m much interested in sports. I am interested in many other things. I’m interested in computers and music.

    (d) My father used to give me good advice. The advice was very useful in my life.

    (e) I had a mathematics teacher. His name was Mr. Andrew. He really changed my life. He inspired me to love mathematics.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Watching filmsis my favourite pastime although I don’t like horror films.

    (b) I work in a software company as a computer programmer, which is quite a challenging job.

    (c) I’m much interested in sportsthough I’m interested in many other things, such as computers and music.

    (d) My father used to give me good advice, which was very useful in my life.

    (e) I had a mathematics teacher named Mr. Andrew who really changed my life by inspiring me to love mathematics.

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  • Q5

    Underline the main clause in the following complex sentences.

    (a) We took a taxi home after the theatre.

    (b) The policeman was not impressed by your alibi.

    (c) As soon as I heard the news, I rushed straight to the police.

    (d) Amy watches football on television, but she never goes to a game.

    (e) If you give your details to our secretary, we will contact you when we have a vacancy.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) We took a taxi home after the theatre.

    (b) The policeman was not impressed by your alibi.

    (c) As soon as I heard the news, I rushed straight to the police.

    (d) Amy watches football on television, but she never goes to a game.

    (e) If you give your details to our secretary, we will contact you when we have a vacancy.

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