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Simple/Complex/ Compound Sentences And Their Conversion-Class XI XII.

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    CONVERSION OF SIMPLE/COMPOUND/COMPLEX SENTENCES SOURCES: ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND COMPOSITION- S.C. GUPTA DESCRIPTIVE ENGLISH- THAI
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    IN COMPLEX SENTENCES, THERE IS ONE PRINCIPAL CLAUSE BUT THERE ARE ONE OR MORE SUBORDINATE CLAUSES.TO CHANGE A COMPOUND SENTENCE TO A COMPLEX SENTENCE ONE OF TWO PRINCIPAL CLAUSES IS LINKED TO THE OTHER BY A SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTION. THE CLAUSE WHICH IS BEING JOINED TURNS INTO A SUBORDINATE CLAUSE. SUBORDINATE CLAUSE ARE OF 3 TYPES- 1. 2. 3. NOUN CLAUSE ADJECTIVE CLAUSE ADVERB CLAUSE SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS INCLUDE: WHEN, WHY, WHERE, HOW, WHO, WHICH, THAT, THAN , SO THAT, AS SOON AS, ELSE, TILL, UNTIL, UNLESS, BECAUSE, THOUGH, ALTHOUGH, ETC. EXAMPLES COMPOUND COMPLEX COMPOUND COMPLEX COMPOUND COMPLEX COMPOUND COMPLEX RUN FAST OR YOU WILL MISS THE TRAIN. UNLESS YOU RUN FAST YOU WILL MISS THE TRAIN. I AM NOT WELL SO I SHALL NOT COME TO THE OFFICE. I SHALL NOT COME TO THE OFFICE AS I AM NOT WELL. SHE WAS ILL SO I HELPED HER. I HELPED HER BECAUSE SHE WAS ILL. HE IS INNOCENT AND I KNOW IT. I KNOW THAT HE IS INNOCENT. CONVERSION OF SIMPLE SENTENCES INTO COMPLEX THE PRINCIPAL CLAUSE IN A SIMPLE SENTENCE IS DIVIDED INTO ONE PRINCIPAL CLAUSE AND THE OTHER SUBORDINATE CLAUSE WHICH ARE THEN JOINED TO FORM A COMPLEX SENTENCE. EXAMPLE
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    SIMPLE COMPLEX SIMPLE COMPLEX SIMPLE COMPLEX I KNOW HIS ADDRESS. I KNOW WHAT HIS ADDRESS IS. SHE ACCEPTED HER GUILT. SHE ACCEPTED THAT SHE WAS GUILTY. HE IS TOO POOR TO PAY HIS FEES. HE IS SO POOR THAT HE CANNOT PAY HIS FEES.

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