Transformation of a Complex Sentence into a Simple Sentence

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)

Sections in this article

Transformation of sentences - I
Transformation of sentences - II
Transformation of a Simple sentence into a compound sentence
Transformation of a compound sentence into a simple sentence
Transformation of a simple sentence into a complex sentence
Transformation of sentences containing too
Interchange of degrees of comparison
Combining two sentences using and so...that
How to combine two sentences using


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