Ways of combining two or more simple sentences into one complex sentence
Forming a complex sentence with a noun clause
- We stand for peace. That should be known to everyday.
- That we stand for peace should be known to everybody. OR It should be known to everybody that we stand for peace.
- He had failed. I told him that.
- I told him that he had failed.
- Where can we find the money for it? That is the question.
- The question is where we can find the money.
Forming a complex sentence with an adjective clause
Connected by the relative pronouns who, which or that
- The boy was caught. He had stolen the watch.
- The boy who had stolen the watch was caught.
- The man arrived on Friday. His name is John.
- The man whose name is John arrived on Friday.
- This is a fine opportunity. It should not be lost.
- This is a fine opportunity which should not be lost.
- This is an old fort. It was built by Akbar.
- This is an old fort that was built by Akbar.
Connected by the relative adverbs where, when and why
- This is the house. The theft was committed there.
- This is the house where the theft was committed.
- His father died. At that time he was only eight.
- At the time when his father died he was only eight.
- You refused to sing. Can you tell me the reason?
- Can you tell me the reason why you refused to sing?
Forming a complex sentence with an adverb clause
Connected by the subordinating conjunctions when, as, since, till, where, if, though, unless, that, lest, whether, whereas etc.
- I went there. The door was locked.
- When I went there the door was locked.
- There was little rain this year. The crops have dried up.
- As there was little rain this year the crops have dried up.
- He has expressed his regret. We will forget all about it.
- Since he has expressed his regret, we will forget all about it.
- You finish dressing. I will wait here.
- I will wait here until you finish dressing.
- There is heavy rainfall here. Grapes will not grow at such a place.
- Grapes will not grow where there is heavy rainfall.
- It may rain. Then the match will be cancelled.
- If it rains, the match will be cancelled.
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More CBSE English Grammar worksheetsPassive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
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