Change compound sentence into complex sentence

April 3, 2014pdf

Transform the following compound sentences into complex sentences.

A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses.

A complex sentence consists of one main clause and one or more dependent clauses.

Study the example given below.

  • Buy two shirts and get one free. (Compound sentence)
  • If you buy two shirts, you get one free. (Complex sentence)
  • Buy two shirts to get one free. (Simple sentence)

Exercise

1. He tried his best, but he didn’t succeed.

2. The clown entered the circus ring and the children started clapping.

3. Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves.

4. You have to hurry or you will miss the bus.

5. The battle has been won but the war isn’t over yet.

6. The country has made huge progress, but we still have a long way to go.

7. You have to be 18 years old or you can’t vote.

8. Leprosy is curable and everybody knows this.

9. He is a magician from Turkey and he has performed all over the world.

Answers

1. Though he tried his best, he didn’t succeed.

2. When the clown entered the circus ring, the children started clapping.

3. If you take care of the pence, the pounds will take care of themselves.

4. If you do not hurry you will miss the bus.

5. Though the battle has been won, the war isn’t over yet.

6. Although the country has made huge progress, we still have a long way to go.

7. If you are under 18, you can’t vote.

8. Everybody knows that leprosy is curable.

9. He is a magician from Turkey who has performed all over the world.

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