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Thursday, 7 June 2018

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

Read each sentence carefully and decide whether it is a simple, compound or complex sentence. Explain the reason for your choice.

We have to go to bed when the clock chimes ten o’clock. Complex
This is a complex sentence because there is an independent clause and a dependent clause.

Jennifer liked William’s friend, and she also liked his cousin. Compound
This is a compound sentence because there are two independent clauses.

The big brown dog ran after the blue and red ball. Simple
This is a simple sentence because there is one independent clause.

James and Eve rode their bicycles after they ate lunch. Complex
The reason why this is a complex sentence is because there is one dependent clause
and one independent clause.

The teacher and the principal met in the hall near a library. Simple
This is a Simple sentence because it also only has one independent clause.

Many brave soldiers fought in the war, and they received medals. Compound
This is a compound sentence because there are two independent clauses.

The drummers played a long time, but the piano players stopped early. Compound
This is a compound sentence because there are two independent clauses.

Before the queen rode in the parade, she gave a speech. Complex
The reason why this is a complex sentence is because it has a dependent clause
and one independent clause.

After midnight the ghosts will come out of the haunted attic. Complex
This is a complex sentence because there is an independent clause and a dependent clause.

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