Transformation Of A Simple Sentence Into Complex Sentence Using Adjective Clause

Combine the following pairs of simple sentences into complex sentences.

Method

A simple sentence consists of just one clause. A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one or more subordinate clauses.

You can combine two simple sentences into one complex sentence by changing one of the simple sentences into a subordinate clause.

There are three kinds of subordinate clauses.

  • Adjective clause
  • Adverb clause
  • Noun clause

Study the examples given below.

The mad man roamed around the streets. The children made fun of him.

We have got two simple sentences here. We can combine the two sentences into one complex sentence using a relative (adjective) clause.

The children made fun of the mad man who roamed around the streets.

Another example is given below.

A man was found loitering near the cash machine. The police arrested him.

Complex sentence: The police arrested the man who was found loitering near the cash machine.

Read the pair of sentences given below.

This is the college. I teach here.

This is the college where I teach.

Exercise

Combine the following pairs of simple sentences into one complex sentence.

1. This is the man. He attacked me.

2. I wrote the letters. Have you posted them?

3. This is the house. We lived here ten years ago.

4. The man is my neighbor. I borrowed his car.

5. Some people are rich. They should come forward to help those in need.

Answers

1. This is the man who attacked me.

2. Have you posted the letters which I wrote?

3. This is the house where we lived ten years ago.

4. The man whose car I borrowed is my neighbor.

5. People who are rich should come forward to help those in need.

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