Transformation of Sentences

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  • Q1

    Identify the following sentences by choosing (a) simple, (b) compound or (c) complex:

    1. Either the bus starts, or we will remain here all day.

    (a) simple (b) compound (c) complex

    2. A group of students studied the problem and solved it in a few minutes.

    (a) simple (b) compound (c) complex

    3. The crew checked the ship and prepared it for sea.

    (a) simple (b) compound (c) complex

    4. When bacteria is resistant to antibiotics, the only option may be to remove the infection with surgery.

    (a) simple (b) compound (c) complex

    5. The bike was fairly operational, but the condition of the body was poor.

    (a) simple (b) compound (c) complex

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. (b) compound

    2. (a) simple

    3. (a) simple

    4. (c) complex

    5. (b) compound

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  • Q2

    Convert the following compound sentences into complex sentences:

    1. Be diligent and you will succeed.

    2. He is very weak and he can not get up.

    3. The earth is round and I can prove it.

    4. She wished to become a successful entrepreneur and she worked very hard for it.

    5. I must hurry or I will miss my school bus.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Your diligence will give you success.

    2. He is so weak that he can not get up.

    3. I can prove that the earth is round.

    4. She worked very hard to become a successful entrepreneur.

    5. If I do not hurry, I will miss my school bus.

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  • Q3

    Convert the following simple sentences into complex sentences:

    1. A content man is always happy.

    2. I worked hard to pass the examination.

    3. We read to learn.

    4. Despite being poor he is honest.

    5. I saw a wounded dog today.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. A man who is content is always happy.

    2. I worked so hard that I might pass the examination.

    3. We read so that we can learn.

    4. Though he is poor he is honest.

    5. I saw a dog today that was wounded.

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  • Q4

    Convert the following simple sentences into compound sentences:

    1. Having finished her assignment, Amanda put away her books.

    2. The culprit fled for fear of being arrested.

    3. In spite of playing well, they lost the match.

    4. The teacher scolded him for his disobedience.

    5. Because of their poverty, they often suffered great hardship.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. Amanda finished her assignment and put away her books.

    2. The culprit feared that he would be arrested and he fled.

    3. They played well but they lost the match.

    4. He was disobedient and so the teacher scolded him.

    5. They were poor and often suffered great hardship.

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  • Q5

    Complete the following sentences using a different structural pattern without changing the meaning of the sentence:

    1. Sarah has not been to a concert for a long time.

    It’s a long time since ___________________ a concert.

    2. Daniel prefers playing the piano to playing the guitar.

    Daniel likes playing the piano _____________ playing a guitar.

    3. Alan will work only under compulsion.

    Alan will not work _________ compelled.

    4. Mozart composed Requiem.

    Requiem ______________ Mozart.

    5. Sam could never have passed that test without your help.

    Sam could never have passed the test ___________ him.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    1. It’s a long time since Sarah went to a concert.

    2. Daniel likes playing the piano more than playing a guitar.

    3. Alan will not work unless he is compelled.

    4. Requiem was composed by Mozart.

    5. Sam could never have passed the test if you hadn't helped him.

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