Analysis of Complex Sentences



Analysis of Complex Sentences :



1. There is no fooling with life when it is once turned beyond forty.

Principal Clause : There is no fooling with life

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : when it is once turned beyond forty

Details : Adverb clause



2. The chief thing that Wycliffe and his friends achieved was the translation of the Bible into English.

Principal Clause : The chief thing was the translation of the Bible into English.

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : that Wycliffe and his friends achieved

Details : Adjective clause



3. Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just.

Principal Clause : Thrice is he armed

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : that hath his quarrel just

Details : Adjective clause



4. It is a common plea of the faint hearted that success depends on luck.

Principal Clause : It is a common plea of the faint hearted

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : that success depends on luck

Details : Noun clause - stands for IT



5. May I know where Fancy is nurtured?

Principal Clause : May I know

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : where Fancy is nurtured

Details : Noun clause - object of “may know"



6. I am not what I am. Principal Clause : I am not

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : what I am

Details : Noun clause - complement of 'is'



7. I am not content with what I have.

Principal Clause : I am not content with

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : what I have

Details : Noun clause – govomcd by the preposition 'with'



8. I am monarch of all I survey.

Principal Clause : I am monarch of all

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : I survey

Details : [that I survey] - Adjective clause qualifying “all”



9. My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky.

Principal Clause : My heart leaps up

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : when I behold a rainbow in the sky

Details : Adverb clause of time



10. She was a phantom of delight when first she gleamed upon my sight.

Principal Clause : She was a phantom of delight

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : when first she gleamed upon my sight

Details : Adverb clause of time - indicates a particular time



11. Never love unless you can bear with all the faults of man.

Principal Clause : Never love

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : unless you can bear with all the faults of man Details : Adverb clause of condition



12. The belief that merit is neglected forms the secret consolation of almost every human being from the mightiest prince to the meanest peasant.

Principal Clause : The belief forms the secret consolation of almost every human being from the mightiest prince to the meanest peasant.

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : that merit is neglected

Details : Adjective clause - refers to 'belief'



13. One of the great arts of escaping superfluous uneasiness is to free your minds from the habit of comparing your condition with that of others on whom the blessings are more bountifully bestowed.

Principal Clause : One of the great arts of escaping superfluous uneasiness is to free your minds from the habit of comparing your condition with that of others on.

Subordinate Clause / Clauses : whom the blessings are more bountifully bestowed

Details : Adjective clause qualifying ’others’



14. I had a partial father who gave me a better education than his broken fortune would have allowed.

Principal Clause : I had a partial father.

Subordinate Clause / Clauses :

1. who gave me a better education

Details : Adjective clause

2. than his broken fortune would have allowed

Details : Adverb clause of comparison



15. With whatever luxuries a bachelor may be surrounded, he will always find his happiness incomplete, unless he has a wife and children.

Principal Clause : He will always find his happiness incomplete.

Subordinate Clause / Clauses :

1. With whatever luxuries a bachelor may be surrounded

Details : Adverb clause of manner

2. unless he has a wife and children

Details : Adverb clause of condition

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