Transformation of a Complex Sentence into a Simple Sentence

Posted by Manjusha. Filed in English Grammar

A complex sentence can be converted to a simple sentence by changing noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverb clauses to a word or phrase.

Noun clauses

He admitted that he was guilty. (Complex sentence)
He admitted his guilt. (Simple sentence)
Tell me when the meeting will be held. (Complex sentence)
Tell me the time of the meeting. (Simple Sentence)

Adjective clauses

I have no money that I can lend you. (Complex sentence)
I have no money to lend you. (Simple sentence)
People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. (Complex sentence)
People living in glass houses should not throw stones. (Simple sentence)
This is the place where the meeting will be held. (Complex sentence)
This is the venue of the meeting. (Simple Sentence)

Adverb clauses

When he saw the police he ran away. (Complex sentence)
On seeing the police he ran away. (Simple sentence)
I was surprised when I saw his obstinacy. (Complex sentence)
I was surprised to see his obstinacy. (Simple sentence)

 

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