Simple, Compound Or Complex Sentence

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Simple, Compound Or Complex Sentence

.A simple sentence has only one clause
.A complex sentence has one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses
.A compound sentence has two or more clauses of the equal rank

.State whether the following sentences are simple, complex or compound

.N1. We met rather few people who spoke English

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N2. I have been on rather too many planes and trains recently

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N3. We drove right up to Helsinki in two days

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N4. I don’t care how expensive it is

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N5. Two minutes ago the child was fast asleep, but now he is wide awake

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N6. He is not tall enough to be a soldier

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N7. I guess she just doesn’t respect you

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N8. I have got four sisters and each of them is quite different from the others

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N9. You can either come with me now or walk home

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N10. He will never leave home because he hasn’t got the courage to

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N11. When all else fails, read the user manual

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

.N12. It was Sam who paid for the drinks

Simple sentence
Complex sentence
Compound sentence

 

: Answers

(N1. We met rather few people who spoke English. (Complex sentence
(N2. I have been on rather too many planes and trains recently. (Simple sentence
(N3. We drove right up to Helsinki in two days. (Simple sentence
(N4. I don’t care how expensive it is. (Complex sentence
N5. Two minutes ago the child was fast asleep, but now he is wide awake. (Compound sentence
(N6. He is not tall enough to be a soldier. (Simple sentence
(N7. I guess she just doesn’t respect you. (Complex sentence
N8. I have got four sisters and each of them is quite different from the others. (Compound sentence
(N9. You can either come with me now or walk home. (Compound sentence
(N10. He will never leave home because he hasn’t got the courage to. (Complex sentence
(N11. When all else fails, read the user manual. (Complex sentence
(N12. It was Sam who paid for the drinks. (Complex sentence

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