Simple, compound or complex sentence | Class 8 grammar worksheets

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

A simple sentence consists of just one clause.

A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more dependent (subordinate) clauses.

A compound sentence consists of two or more coordinate (independent) clauses.

Exercise

1. We were playing in the garden when the guests arrived.

2. She put on her coat and went out.

3. I can’t figure out what he wants.

4. You don’t look happy to see me.

5. The cat saw the puppies playing in the garden.

6. She leaned out of the window.

7. You shouldn’t have done this to me.

8. They tried very hard but they couldn’t win the match.

9. Who let the cat in?

10. Although it was raining, we went for a walk.

Answers

1. We were playing in the garden when the guests arrived. (Complex sentence)

2. She put on her coat and went out. (Compound sentence)

3. I can’t figure out what he wants. (Complex sentence)

4. You don’t look happy to see me. (Simple sentence)

5. The cat saw the puppies playing in the garden. (Simple sentence)

6. She leaned out of the window. (Simple sentence)

7. You shouldn’t have done this to me. (Simple sentence)

8. They tried very hard but they couldn’t win the match. (Compound sentence)

9. Who let the cat in? (Simple sentence)

10. Although it was raining, we went for a walk. (Complex sentence)

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