Showing posts with label Compound Sentences. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Compound Sentences. Show all posts

Friday, 31 January 2014

The dacoits killed all the prisoners. This was a very cruel act.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: The dacoits killed all the prisoners. This was a very cruel act.
Compound Sentence: The dacoits killed all the prisoners in a cruel way.
Compound Sentence: The dacoits killed all the prisoners in a cruel manner.

Separate Sentence: A rat got into the godown. It ate every bit of bundles there. (This is an incorrect sentence.)
Compound Sentence: A rat got into the godown and ate every bit of bundles there.

Separate Sentence: She is the most intelligent girl of the class. There is no doubt about it. (It should be "in the class".)
Compound Sentence: She is undoubtedly the most intelligent girl of the class.

Separate Sentence: He is a good boy. This is certain.
Compound Sentence: He is certainly a good boy.

Separate Sentence: He will come back. He will not be long.
Compound Sentence: He will come back before long.

All the players came together. They sat in ring on the ground.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: All the players came together. They sat in ring on the ground.
Compound Sentence: All the players came together and sat in ring on the ground.

Separate Sentence: He is very efficient in teaching mathematics to young children. For this reason I am glad to employ him as a tutor for my son.
Compound Sentence: Being very efficient in teaching mathematics to young children, I am glad to employ him as a tutor for my son.
Compound Sentence: I am glad to employ him as a tutor for my son because he is very efficient in teaching mathematics to young children.
Compound Sentence: I am glad to employ him as a tutor for my son as he is very efficient in teaching mathematics to young children.

Separate Sentence: She felt the beauty of the scene. She broke out into singing.
Compound Sentence: Feeling the beauty of the scene, she broke out into singing.

Separate Sentence: The students stood in a row in front of the Principal. They put their heads down in guilt. (The second sentence is not natural.)
Compound Sentence: The students stood in a row in front of the Principal and put their heads down in guilt.

Separate Sentence: The patient shook his head from side to side. He looked more miserable than ever.
Compound Sentence: The patient shook his head from side to side and looked more miserable than ever.

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He cheated his friend. He was put in jail.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He cheated his friend. He was put in jail.
Compound Sentence: He cheated his friend, therefore he was put in jail.
Compound Sentence: He cheated his friend, hence he was put in jail.
Compound Sentence: He cheated his friend, consequently he was put in jail.
Compound Sentence: He cheated his friend and was put in jail.

Separate Sentence: Most students dislike politics. They dislike disorder.
Compound Sentence: Most students dislike politics and disorder.
Compound Sentence: Most students dislike both politics and disorder.

Separate Sentence: Asma likes to read stories. I like to read plays.
Compound Sentence: Asma likes to read stories whereas I like to read plays.
Compound Sentence: Asma likes to read stories but I like to read plays.
Compound Sentence: Asma likes to read stories, however I like to read plays.

Separate Sentence: His salary is meagre. He cannot make both ends meet.
Compound Sentence: His salary is too meagre to make both ends meet.
Compound Sentence: His salary is so meagre that he cannot make both ends meet.

Separate Sentence: I went to Murree during the Summer Vacation. There I stayed for four days.
Compound Sentence: I went to Murree during the Summer Vacation where I stayed for four days.
Compound Sentence: I went to Murree during the Summer Vacation for four days.

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I walked away. They made dreadful noise.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: I walked away. They made dreadful noise.
Compound Sentence: I walked away because they made dreadful noise.
Compound Sentence: I walked away when they made dreadful noise.
Compound Sentence: I walked away as they made dreadful noise.
Compound Sentence: I walked away and they made dreadful noise.

Separate Sentence: The Principal determined to reform the college. Reforms were needed.
Compound Sentence: The Principal determined to reform the college because reforms were needed.
Compound Sentence: The Principal determined to reform the college as reforms were needed.

Separate Sentence: He is a little boy. He works with his father in a shop.
Compound Sentence: He is a little boy who works with his father in a shop.

Separate Sentence: They were not sure. They did not know what they should do.
Compound Sentence: They were not sure and did not know what they should do.

Separate Sentence: He is very weak. He cannot walk.
Compound Sentence: He is so weak that he cannot walk.
Compound Sentence: He is too weak to walk.

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

He snored a very loud sound. Everyone could hear him.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He snored a very loud sound. Everyone could hear him.
Compound Sentence: He snored so loudly that everyone could hear him.

Separate Sentence: He spoke very loudly. He could not speak louder.
Compound Sentence: He spoke so loudly that he could not speak louder.

Separate Sentence: He forgot to take his cycle. That was careless.
Compound Sentence: He forgot to take his cycle, which was careless.
Compound Sentence: He was careless and forgot to take his cycle.

Separate Sentence: He was rude. He refused to apologise.
Compound Sentence: He was rude and refused to apologise.
Compound Sentence: Being rude, he refused to apologise.

Separate Sentence: He may do this task for me. It is yet to be seen.
Compound Sentence: He may do this task for me but it is yet to be seen.

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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

He went to England yesterday. He will stay there for a month.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He went to England yesterday. He will stay there for a month.
Compound Sentence: He went to England yesterday, where he will stay for a month.

Separate Sentence: Ali love to read books. Hamza loves to play cricket.
Compound Sentence: Ali love to read books but Hamza loves to play cricket.
Compound Sentence: Ali love to read books, however Hamza loves to play cricket.

Separate Sentence: He cannot buy a house. He is poor.
Compound Sentence: He cannot buy a house because he is poor.

Separate Sentence: He had gone to attend a function. His presence was unavoidable.
Compound Sentence: He had gone to attend a function because his presence was unavoidable.

Separate Sentence: He fell unconscious. That condition lasted for ten minutes.
Compound Sentence: He fell unconscious for ten minutes.

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We have two hours. We must finish our work.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: We have two hours. We must finish our work.
Compound Sentence: We have two hours to finish our work.

Separate Sentence: The father scolded the boy. He turned him out of the room.
Compound Sentence: The father scolded the boy and turned him out of the room.
Compound Sentence: The father scolded the boy, turning him out of the room.

Separate Sentence: He won a scholarship. This was a great achievement.
Compound Sentence: He won a scholarship which was a great achievement.

Separate Sentence: The student read the passage. The reading was slow.
Compound Sentence: The student read the passage slowly.

Separate Sentence: He came out successful in his examination. He won a gold medal and a scholarship.
Compound Sentence: He came out successful in his examination and won a gold medal and a scholarship. 
Compound Sentence: He came out successful in his examination, winning a gold medal and a scholarship.

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He was exhausted. He fell asleep immediately.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He was exhausted. He fell asleep immediately.
Compound Sentence: He was exhausted, therefore he fell asleep immediately.
Compound Sentence: He was exhausted, hence he fell asleep immediately.
Compound Sentence: He was exhausted, consequently he fell asleep immediately.
Compound Sentence: He was exhausted and fell asleep immediately.

Separate Sentence: He has a large family. He must provide for them.
Compound Sentence: He has a large family he must provide for.
Compound Sentence: He must provide for a large family.

Separate Sentence: They are hungry. They are working.
Compound Sentence: They are hungry, yet they are working.

Separate Sentence: The child ran away. He saw the mother coming.
Compound Sentence: The child ran away because he saw the mother coming.
Compound Sentence: The child ran away when he saw the mother coming.
Compound Sentence: Seeing the mother coming, the child ran away.

Separate Sentence: The darkness spread over the ground. The game ended.
Compound Sentence: The darkness spread over the ground and the game ended.
Compound Sentence: The game ended because the darkness spread over the ground.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

The ladies have arrived. I was speaking of them.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: The ladies have arrived. I was speaking of them.
Compound Sentence: The ladies I was speaking of have arrived.
Compound Sentence: The ladies have arrived whom I was speaking of.

Separate Sentence: It was a cold night. We wore warm jackets.
Compound Sentence: It was a cold night, therefore we wore warm jackets.
Compound Sentence: It was a cold night, hence we wore warm jackets.
Compound Sentence: Being a cold night, we wore warm jackets.

Separate Sentence: Our team played well. The coach was not efficient.
Compound Sentence: Although the coach was not efficient, our team played well.
Compound Sentence: The coach was not efficient, yet our team played well.
Compound Sentence: Even though the coach was not efficient, our team played well.
Compound Sentence: Our team played well but the coach was not efficient.
Compound Sentence: Our team played welll even though the coach was not efficient.

Separate Sentence: He did not act upon my advice. He suffered.
Compound Sentence: He did not act upon my advice, therefore he suffered.
Compound Sentence: He did not act upon my advice, hence he suffered.
Compound Sentence: He did not act upon my advice, consequently he suffered.
Compound Sentence: He did not act upon my advice and suffered.

Separate Sentence: He fled abroad. His pursuers could not catch him.
Compound Sentence: He fled abroad and his pursuers could not catch him.
Compound Sentence: He fled abroad, therefore his pursuers could not catch him.
Compound Sentence: He fled abroad, hence his pursuers could not catch him.
Compound Sentence: He fled abroad, consequently his pursuers could not catch him.

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Monday, 6 January 2014

He had heard of his brother's success. He was much delighted.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He had heard of his brother's success. He was much delighted.
Compound Sentence: Having heard of his brother's success, he was much delighted.

Separate Sentence: We go there on foot. There is no other way.
Compound Sentence: We go there on foot because there is no other way.

Separate Sentence: He worked hard. He failed.
Compound Sentence: Although he worked hard, he failed.
Compound Sentence: He worked hard, yet he failed.
Compound Sentence: Even though he worked hard, he failed.

Separate Sentence: He tried to show off. No one was impressed.
Compound Sentence: He tried to show off but no one was impressed.

Separate Sentence: His house and goods were sold. His debts had to be paid.
Compound Sentence: His house and goods were sold to pay his debts.

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Saturday, 4 January 2014

He made up his mind. He immediately set to work.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He made up his mind. He immediately set to work.
Compound Sentence: He made up his mind then set to work immediately.
Compound Sentence: He made up his mind and set to work immediately.

Separate Sentence: I was fed up with my servant. I dismissed him.
Compound Sentence: I was fed up with my servant, therefore I dismissed him.
Compound Sentence: I was fed up with my servant, hence I dismissed him.
Compound Sentence: I was fed up with my servant and dismissed him.

Separate Sentence: He is poor. He is neatly dressed.
Compound Sentence: Although he is poor, he is neatly dressed.
Compound Sentence: He is poor, yet he is neatly dressed.
Compound Sentence: Even though he is poor, he is neatly dressed.

Separate Sentence: She is doing something. No one knows what.
Compound Sentence: She is doing something that no one knows about.
Compound Sentence: No one knows what she is doing.

Separate Sentence: The man has been caught. He stole my pen.
Compound Sentence: The man who stole my pen has been caught.

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Friday, 3 January 2014

Zahid has made a mistake. I think so.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: Zahid has made a mistake. I think so.
Compound Sentence: I think Zahid has made a mistake.

Separate Sentence: He is short tempered. I like him all the same.
Compound Sentence: Although he is short tempered, I like him.
Compound Sentence: He is short tempered, yet I like him.
Compound Sentence: He is short tempered but I like him all the same.

Separate Sentence: His son died. This gave him a great shock.
Compound Sentence: His son's death gave him a great shock.
Compound Sentence: His son died and this gave him a great shock.
Compound Sentence: His son died which gave him a great shock.

Separate Sentence: Life has few enjoyments. We cling to it.
Compound Sentence: Although life has few enjoyments, we cling to it.
Compound Sentence: Life has few enjoyements, yet we cling to it.
Compound Sentence: Even though life has few enjoyments, we cling to it.

Separate Sentence: She was very busy. She could not attend the party.
Compound Sentence: She was too busy to attend the party.
Compound Sentence: She was so busy that she couldn't attend the party.

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Wednesday, 1 January 2014

I wasn't hungry. I ate two cups of ice cream.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: I wasn't hungry. I ate two cups of ice cream.
Compound Sentence: Although I wasn't hungry, I ate two cups of ice cream.
Compound Sentence: I wasn't hungry, yet I ate two cups of ice cream.

Separate Sentence: She hastened to her kitchen. She lit a fire.
Compound Sentence: She hastened to her kitchen to light a fire.
Compound Sentence: She hastened to her kitchen where she lit a fire.

Separate Sentence: He invested all his money in the lottery. This was unwise on his part.
Compound Sentence: He unwisely invested all his money in the lottery.
Compound Sentence: He invested all his money in the lottery, an unwise decision on his part.

Separate Sentence: He fought bravely in wars. He came out victorious in all of them.
Compound Sentence: He fought bravely in wars and came out victorious in all of them.
Compound Sentence: He fought bravely in wars, coming out victorious in all of them.

Separate Sentence: He did not panic. He was alone in the woods.
Compound Sentence: He did not panic despite being alone in the woods.
Compound Sentence: In spite of being alone in the woods, he did not panic.
Compound Sentence: He was alone in the woods, even though he did not panic.
Compound Sentence: He was alone in the woods, even so he did not panic.

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He has four sons. He must get them educated.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He has four sons. He must get them educated.
Compound Sentence: He has four sons to educate.
Compound Sentence: He has four sons to get educated.

Separate Sentence: Don't count your chickens. They are hatched.
Compound Sentence: Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.

Separate Sentence: The canteen was full of students. They had run away from the classes. (Not natural)
Compound Sentence: The canteen was full of students who had run away from the classes.

Separate Sentence: You must speak the truth. Your mother will pardon you only then.
Compound Sentence: You must speak the truth, only then will your mother pardon you.

Separate Sentence: The mother heard the whole story. She was delighted to hear it.
Compound Sentence: Hearing the whole story, the mother was delighted.

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Thursday, 26 December 2013

The students may be dull. They may be lazy.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: The students may be dull. They may be lazy.
Compound Sentence: The students may be both dull and lazy.
Compound Sentence: The students may be dull and lazy.

Separate Sentence: He is hardworking. He is dishonest.
Compound Sentence: Although he is hardworking, he is dishonest.
Compound Sentence: He is hardworking, yet he is dishonest.

Separate Sentence: On seeing a snake, he ran to his house. He was afraid of the snake.
Compound Sentence: On seeing a snake, he ran to his house because he was afraid of the snake.

Separate Sentence: She is beautiful but rude. She is disliked by her friends.
Compound Sentence: She is beautiful but rude, therefore she is disliked by her friends.
Compound Sentence: She is beautiful but rude, hence she is disliked by her friends.

Separate Sentence: Honesty is a virtue. All religions hold this.
Compound Sentence: Honesty is a virtue in all religions.

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Tuesday, 24 December 2013

He does not have a pen. He does not have paper.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: He does not have a pen. He does not have paper.
Compound Sentence: He has neither a pen nor paper.

Separate Sentence: You can have tea. You can have coffee.
Compound Sentence: You can have either tea or coffee.

Separate Sentence: Put the cork back. Someone may knock the bottle down. (Strange)
Compound Sentence: Put the cork back because otherwise someone may knock the bottle down.
Compound Sentence: Put the cork back otherwise someone may knock the bottle down.
Compound Sentence: Put the cork back or someone may knock the bottle down.
Compound Sentence: Put the cork back or else someone may knock the bottle down.

Separate Sentence: I caught two fish. I brought these home for dinner.
Compound Sentence: I caught two fish and brought these home for dinner.

Separate Sentence: I could not move. I was very frightened.
Compound Sentence: I could not move because I was very frightened.
Compound Sentence: I was too frightened to move.

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Sunday, 15 December 2013

I found the bill. The postman had thrown it over the fence.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: I found the bill. The postman had thrown it over the fence.
Combined Sentence: I found the bill which the postman had thrown over the fence.

Separate Sentence: He took the child by the hand. He led him to school.
Combined Sentence: He took the child by the hand and led him to school.
Combined Sentence: He took the child by the hand to lead him to school.
Combined Sentence: He led the child to school by the hand.

Separate Sentence: The wind blew fast. We could not play the match.
Combined Sentence: The wind blew so fast that we could not play the match.
Combined Sentence: The wind blew fast and we could not play the match.

Separate Sentence: The chief was shot dead. The dacoits dispersed.
Combined Sentence: The chief was shot dead and the dacoits dispersed.

Separate Sentence: My friend met me in the bazaar. He had a basket in his hand.
Combined Sentence: My friend met me in the bazaar with a basket in his hand.
Combined Sentence: My friend met me in the bazaar and he had a basket in his hand.

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Saturday, 23 November 2013

You must get up now. You will be late for college.

Note: These sentences appear in past papers from the annual BA/BSc exam held in Azad Kashmir.

Separate Sentence: You must get up now. You will be late for college.
Combined Sentence: You must get up now or else you will be late for college.
Combined Sentence: You must get up now or you will be late for college.
Combined Sentence: You must get up now because otherwise you will be late for college.

Separate Sentence: Please come at once. It is too late.
Combined Sentence: Please come at once or (else) it will be too late.
Combined Sentence: Please come at once because otherwise it will be too late.

Separate Sentence: Do you know John? He lives next door to me.
Combined Sentence: Do you know John who lives next door to me?

Separate Sentence: She found the sandal. The puppy had chewed it.
Combined Sentence: She found the sandal which the puppy had chewed.
Combined Sentence: She found the sandal but the puppy had chewed it.

Separate Sentence: This is my friend. He lives nearby.
Combined Sentence: This is my friend who lives nearby.

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