Simple Sentence, Complex Sentence Or Compound Sentence Worksheet For Class 8

A simple sentence has just one clause and hence it consists of just one finite verb. There are no conjunctions or relative pronouns in a simple sentence.

A complex or a compound sentence will have two or more clauses and hence two or more finite verbs.

A complex sentence will contain one or more subordinating conjunctions (e.g. because, as, since, if, whether, unless, until, when, after, before, though, although) or relative pronouns (who, which, that, whom, whose).

A compound sentence will contain a coordinating conjunction. (e.g. and, but, or, nor, for, yet, so, either…or, neither…nor, both…and)

Simple sentence, complex sentence or compound sentence | Grammar worksheet

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

1. In spite of working hard, he could not pass the test.

2. Running fast, he caught the bus.

3. He told me that he liked my hairstyle.

4. This is the girl who works with my sister.

5. Though we started early, we could not reach school on time.

6. As it was a hot day, I felt very thirsty.

7. She was there but I could not talk to her.

8. If you love me, I will love you.

9. He is either a thief or a smuggler.

10. You can wait or leave.

11. She deserved this success for she worked really hard.

12. It was 10 0’clock when I reached home.

Answers

1. In spite of working hard, he could not pass the test. (Simple sentence)

2. Running fast, he caught the bus. (Simple sentence)

3. He told me that he liked my hairstyle. (Complex sentence)

4. This is the girl who works with my sister. (Complex sentence)

5. Though we started early, we could not reach school on time. (Complex sentence)

6. As it was a hot day, I felt very thirsty. (Complex sentence)

7. She was there but I could not talk to her. (Compound sentence)

8. If you love me, I will love you. (Complex sentence)

9. He is either a thief or a smuggler. (Compound sentence)

10. You can wait or leave. (Compound sentence)

11. She deserved this success for she worked really hard. (Compound sentence)

12. It was 10 0’clock when I reached home. (Complex sentence)

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