Compound Sentences

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  • Q1

    Fill in the blanks with suitable conjunctions.

    1. The artists were happy with their good performance; _______, they had a party after the function.

    2. There was a fight in the club, _______ we left the place quickly.

    3. Roger worked until noon, _______ then he took some rest.

    4. The mountain was not covered with snow, _______ it was a beautiful sight.

    5. I wanted to visit my grandpa last Sunday, _______ I couldn’t go.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. The artists were happy with their good performance; in fact, they had a party after the function.

    2. There was a fight in the club, so we left the place quickly.

    3. Roger worked until noon, and then he took some rest.

    4. The mountain was not covered with snow, yet it was a beautiful sight.

    5. I wanted to visit my grandpa last Sunday, but I couldn’t go.

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  • Q2

    Give proper punctuation to the following compound sentences.

    (a) he got confused on reading the letter and called his friend

    (b) the family lives together and does not quarrel

    (c) go to the shop and get some milk for me

    (d) john loves to buy books but he hardly reads them

    (e) her feelings were pure her love innocent

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) He got confused on reading the letter and called his friend.

    (b) The family lives together and does not quarrel.

    (c) Go to the shop and get some milk for me.

    (d) John loves to buy books but he hardly reads them.

    (e) Her feelings were pure; her love innocent.

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  • Q3

    Below are some compound sentences. In order to complete them, fill in the blanks with the co-ordinating conjunctions in the box below.

    So, and, yet, for, and

    (a) God made nature ___ human beings made buildings.

    (b) It was a hot summerafternoon__ I sat inside my room, sipping lemonade.

    (c) The ladywas wearing a greendress ___ stood outside the shop for quite long.

    (d) Amanda went to watch The Intern, ___ she’s a fan of Robert de Niro.

    (e) He has been going to the gym, ___ he hasn’t lost any weight.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) God made nature andhuman beings made buildings.

    (b) It was a hot summer afternoon so I sat inside my room, sipping lemonade.

    (c) The lady was wearing a green dress and stood outside the shop for quite long.

    (d) Amanda went to watch The Intern, for she’s a fan of Robert de Niro.

    (e) He has been going to the gym, yet he hasn’t lost any weight.

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  • Q4

    Rewrite the following Compound Sentences as Simple Sentences-

    (a) Everyone attended the conference but Alfred did not turn up.

    (b) The little boy found histoytrain absent and began to cry.

    (c) Alexander is intelligent but he is not knowledgeable.

    (d) He was a coward and therefore he was frowned upon.

    (e) The villagers were poor, and they suffered a lot.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Everyone except Alfred attended the conference.

    (b) The little boy, finding his toy train absent, began to cry.

    (c) Alexander is not knowledgeable despite his being intelligent.

    (d) Being a coward, he was frowned uponby people.

    (e) Being poor, the villagers suffered a lot.

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  • Q5

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

    (a) Caleb loves music. He has a good collection of songs. [Use ‘and’]

    (b) Dylan is rich. He is corrupt. He is frowned upon by everyone. [Join using suitable coordinating conjunctions]

    (c) Ericawants to visit Europe. She is afraid to fly. [Use ‘but’]

    (d) The judge asked the accused. He had one last wish.The accused refused to answer. [Join using a suitable coordinating conjunction]

    (e) Donna likes pizza. Sarah likes Cajun potatoes. [Join by using ‘and’]

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) Caleb loves music and he has a good collection of songs.

    (b) Dylan is rich but he is corrupt, and is frowned upon by everyone.

    (c) Erica wants to visit Europe but she is afraid to fly.

    (d) The judge asked the accused, if he had any last wish, but the accused refused to answer.

    (e) Donna likes pizza and Sarah likesCajun potatoes.

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