Writing compound sentences
A sentence that consists of just one clause is called a simple sentence. A complex sentence consists of one independent clause and one subordinate clause.
A compound sentence consists of two or more independent clauses.
Each sentence given below consists of just one clause. Change the following simple sentences into compound sentences.
1. Besides making himself miserable, he makes others unhappy.
2. Taking his coat, he went outside.
3. In spite of his hard work, he failed.
4. The treasurer being absent, the secretary signed the check.
5. He left the country to escape arrest.
6. On account of heavy rains, the trains were cancelled.
7. The problem was too difficult to be solved.
8. In spite of looking everywhere, I could not find the keys.
9. Running fast, the old man caught the bus.
10. In spite of occupying a high position, he is humble.
1. He makes others as well as himself miserable.
2. He took his coat and went outside.
3. He worked hard but he failed.
4. The treasurer was absent and hence the secretary signed the check.
5. He left the country and thus escaped arrest.
6. It was raining heavily, so the trains were cancelled.
7. The problem was very difficult and therefore we couldn’t solve it.
8. I looked everywhere but I couldn’t find my keys.
9. The old man ran fast and caught the bus.
10. He occupies a high position but he is humble.