Sentence Synthesis Exercise

August 16, 2011pdf

Combine each of the following pairs of sentences into one compound sentence.

1. James plays hockey. He plays cricket as well.

2. He must be asleep. There is no light in his room.

3. He speaks Hindi. He also speaks English.

4. Peter is quite sociable. His brother is rather reserved.

5. There was little hope of success. I tried hard.

6. He will not spend his money. He will not invest it.

7. He is a fool. He is a madman.

8. He has been working hard. He will pass.

9. I did my best. I failed.

10. The way was long. The wind was cold.

Answers

1. James plays hockey as well as cricket.

2. He must be asleep for there is no light in his room.

3. He speaks Hindi as well as English.

4. Peter is quite sociable whereas his brother is rather reserved.

5. There was little hope of success, nevertheless I tried hard.

6. He will neither spend his money nor invest it.

7. He is either a fool or a madman.

8. He has been working hard, so he will pass.

9. I did my best, but I failed.

10. The way was long and the wind was cold.

Notes

A compound sentence must have two or more coordinate clauses. If we want to combine two or more simple sentences into one compound sentence we have to use a coordinating conjunction like and, but, or, as well as, whereas or neither …nor.

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