Eg.: A soldier of the tenth legion leaped into the water as soon as the ship touched the shoreNo sooner did the soldier of the tenth legion leap into the water than the ship thouched the shore.
Two or more simple sentences may be combined into one simple sentence by using a participle, a noun or phrase in apposition, a preposition with a noun or gerund, the nominative absolute construction, an infinitive, an adverb or an adverbial phrase. Example: He is very tired. He cannot run. – He is too tired to run.
eg. Compound – He saw the danger and paused.Complex – When he saw the danger he paused. eg. Compond – He aimed at winning the prize and worked hard.Complex – He worked hard so that he might win the prize.
A simple sentence may be converted to a complex sentence by expanding a word or phrase into an adjective subordinate clause. Example:There I saw an adorable baby. – SimpleThere I saw a baby which was adorable. – Complex
When interchanging sentences, you have to make sure that the meaning of the sentence remains unchanged. Positive, comparative and superlative sentences can be interchanged in the following way: Positive: No other boy in the class is as smart as Kevin.Comparative: Kevin is smarter than the other boys in the class.Superlative: Kevin in the smartest boy in the class.The first sentence compares…
A simple sentence can be converted to cmpound by enlarging a word or phrase into a co-ordinate clause.eg. Simple – Besides robbing the poor child, he also murdered her.Compound – He not only robbed the poor child but also murdered her.