Ways of combining two or more simple sentences into one compound sentence

A compound sentence has two or more co-ordinate clauses. It can be formed only with the help of coordinating conjunctions.

By using and, both ... and, not only ... but also, as well as

These conjunctions add one statement to another.

By using but, yet, whereas, nevertheless

These conjunctions are used when contrasting statements have to be joined together.

By using or, either ... or, nor, neither ... nor, otherwise, else

These conjunctions are used when two alternative facts or statements have to be presented.

By using for, so

These are used when you have to make an inference from another statement or fact.

Sections in this article

Synthesis of sentences - I
Synthesis of sentences - II
Synthesis of sentences - III
Synthesis of sentences - IV

See also

Adverb clauses
Adjective clauses
Noun clauses
Transformation of sentences

See also

Common mistakes in the use of nouns
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 1
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 2
Common mistakes in the use of nouns | Exercise 3

More CBSE English Grammar worksheets

Passive voice worksheet | Simple past tense
Passive voice worksheet | Past continuous tense
Passive voice worksheet | Simple future tense
Passive voice worksheet | Future perfect tense


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