Conversion of simple sentences into complex

November 20th, 2011 in Improve English

A simple sentence can be converted into a complex sentence by expanding a word or phrase into a subordinate clause. This clause may be a noun clause, an adjective clause or an adverb clause.

Synthesis of sentences by using a noun or phrase in apposition

November 19th, 2011 in Improve English

Two simple sentences can be combined into a single simple sentence by using a noun or phrase in apposition.

Study the following example.

Position of direct and indirect objects

November 18th, 2011 in English Grammar

Some verbs can be followed by two objects – an indirect object and a direct object.

The indirect object usually refers to a person and comes first.

Constructing sentences with noun clauses

November 15th, 2011 in English Grammar

 

Convert the following simple sentences to complex sentences, each containing a noun clause.

1. I hope to pass the test.

2. I expect to meet John tomorrow.

But meaning ‘except’

November 12th, 2011 in English Grammar

But can mean ‘except’ after words like all, none, every, any, everything, everybody, nothing and no.

He eats nothing but French fries. (= He eats nothing except French fries.)
She did nothing but cry. (= She did nothing except cry.)

Conversion of simple sentences into complex sentences

November 11th, 2011 in Improve English

A simple sentence can be converted to a complex sentence by expanding a word or phrase into a subordinate clause. This subordinate clause can be a noun clause, an adjective clause or an adverb clause.

How to emphasize a word?

November 10th, 2011 in English Grammar

We can emphasize a word by placing it first.

Study the following example.

Though he was hurt, he played well.