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SIMPLE, COMPOUND & COMPLEX SENTENCES

Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences - General English Grammar

SIMPLE, COMPOUND & COMPLEX SENTENCES

 

Simple: A sentence which has only one main clause is called simple sentence.

Compound: A sentence that has two or more main clauses connected by means of conjunctions are called compound sentence

Complex: A sentence that has only one main clause and any number of subordinate clauses is called complex sentence.

*Main Clause: It gives complete meaning on its own.

*Subordinate clause: It depends on the main clause to get the complete meaning of it.

 

SimpleCompoundComplex
Inspite of + verb + ing despite + noun

 

Eg: Despite / inspite of her poverty, she succeed in her career

 

But / yet / still

 

Eg: She was poor yet/but/still she succeed in her career

 

Though / although / eventhough

 

Eg: Although/Eventhough/ though she was poor, she succeed in her career.

 

In the event of/ incase of on + verb + ing

 

Eg: In the event of writing neat, you will win the competition

or…not and

and at once

 

Write neat or you will not win the competition

 

 

If … can/will/could/would unless..

Cannot when/as soon as

 

Eg: If you write neat, you will win the competition.

Being

 

Eg: Being busy, Sha could not attend the function

 

Or…not and

And/at once

 

Eg: Sha was busy also and he could not attend the function.

 

As/since/because

 

Eg: Since Sha was busy he could not attend the function

 

As a result of , on account of , because of, due to, owing to

 

Eg: Due to bad weather, match was postponed

 

and so

 

 

Eg: The weather was bad and so the match postponed.

since/as/because

 

 

Eg: Since the weather was bad, match was postponed

 

Too…to

 

Eg: The Soup is too hot to drink

 

and/and so/therefore

 

Eg: The Soup is very hot and so I cannot drink at.

so….that….can/could not

 

Eg: The Soup is so hot that I cannot drink it

 

In order …tovery…andso that
Besides… + verb + ingand so not only …but also
Without … + verb + ingmust….otherwiseafter

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