Simple, Complex or Compound Sentence | Class 8 Grammar Worksheets

Read the following sentences and state whether they are simple, compound or complex.

Notes

  • A simple sentence consists of just one clause.
  • A complex sentence consists of a main clause and one or more subordinate clauses.
  • A compound sentence consists of two or more clauses of equal rank.

1. Alice and James went to the park in the evening.

2. Rani went to the market and bought some flowers.

3. As soon as the dog saw its master, it started wagging its tail.

4. The farmer took good care of the cows.

5. Raju liked the watch which his aunt presented to him.

6. The house was so beautiful that he decided to buy it.

7. Although it was a sunny day, we did not go out.

8. In spite of her good ranks, she did not get admission.

9. Ernest Hemingway wrote the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’.

10. I was quite impressed with her performance.

11. You can leave or stay.

12. The artist hoped that all the paintings would be sold.

Answers

1. Alice and James went to the park in the evening. (Simple sentence)

2. Rani went to the market and bought some flowers. (Compound sentence)

3. As soon as the dog saw its master, it started wagging its tail. (Complex sentence)

4. The farmer took good care of the cows. (Simple sentence)

5. Raju liked the watch which his aunt presented to him. (Complex sentence)

6. The house was so beautiful that he decided to buy it. (Complex sentence)

7. Although it was a sunny day, we did not go out. (Complex sentence)

8. In spite of her good ranks, she did not get admission. (Simple sentence)

9. Ernest Hemingway wrote the novel ‘The Old Man and the Sea’. (Simple sentence)

10. I was quite impressed with her performance. (Simple sentence)

11. You can leave or stay. (Compound sentence)

12. The artist hoped that all the paintings would be sold. (Complex sentence)

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5 Responses

  1. ARUN R says:

    Answer for these Second question is wrong because it is having a compounded verb and not an independent clause. So it is a simple sentence

  2. Swati Chatterjee says:

    Good

  3. shreyaa says:

    pls provide more such questions…

    thank you

  4. Saif Al Sarker says:

    Make it a simple sentence and then make it a compound sentence,” If they reached timely,we would allow them to enter the meeting.”

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