Analysis of Multiple Sentence 

Analysis of Multiple Sentence :

We often meet with a sentence which is neither entirely Double (or Multiple) nor entirely Complex, but a mixture of both. The following is an example.

1. What is obvious is not always known and what is known is not always present to those who need it.

The sentence as a whole is Double, the two main parts being co-ordinated by AND. But each part taken separately is a Complex sentence, the first having one Subordinate clause, and the second two.

Such a sentence may be called a mixed sentence, but in reality it is a Double sentence when it is made up of two co-ordinate sentences, either of which taken by itself may be either Simple or Complex. If it is made up of more than two Co-ordinate sentences, it is called a Multiple Sentence.

1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the wicked, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.

2. One day Bassanio came to Antonio and told him that he wished to repair his fortune by a wealthy marriage with a lady whom he dearly loved, whose father, who was lately dead, had left her sole heiress to a large estate.

3. They expected that the king would either treat the matter as a pleasant jest or threaten the insolent darwesh with punishment. But to their surprise he was neither amused nor angry, but sincerely attentive to the words of the darwesh.

4. I do not know what others may think of what I have done, but to myself I appear like a child who is picking up pebbles on the shore, whilst the great ocean of Truth lies unexplored before me.

5. I defended myself to the last, wounded though I was, but, at length, seeing that to offer further resistance was only to court certain death. I set spurs to my horse and dashed onwards until the poor beast dropped from sheer exhaustion.

6. Those who look into practical life will find that fortune is usually on the side of the industrious, as the winds and waves are on the side of the best navigators.

7. When the Piper claimed his pay, the Mayor declared that the promise which he had made before the town was cleared of rats was only a joke, as the Piper very well knew.

8. Who so keepeth the law is a wise son; but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

9. After his schooling was finished, his father, desiring him to be a merchant like himself, gave him a ship freighted with various sorts of merchandise, so that he might go and trade about the world and grow rich, and become a help to his parents, who were now advanced in age.

10. Half stunned as I was with all that happened to me, I rose to my feet, thinking, as I did so, of what had befallen the ten young men and watching the horse which was soaring into the clouds.

11. I have noticed it often among my own people that the strong skilful men are often the gentlest to women and children and it is pretty to see them carrying the little babies as if they were no heavier than little birds.

12. The fox, who had been very much alarmed, now judged that there was no reason for fear, and demanded of the ass how he had dared to put on a skin which but a little while ago had belonged to an animal so noble that he was regarded as the King of the Forest.

13. However, upon my way, I met a poor woman all in tears, who told me that her husband had been arrested for a debt he was not able to pay and that his eight children must now starve, bereaved as they were of his industry.


  1. A Sentence - 1
  2. A Sentence - 2
  3. A Sentence - 3
  4. The Structure of Sentences
  5. Kinds of Sentences
  6. A Clause and A Phrase
  7. The Noun Clause
  8. The Adjective Clause
  9. The Adverb Clause
  10. Adverb Clauses
  11. Adjective Clauses
  12. Noun Clauses
  13. Three Kinds of Clauses
  14. Sample Sentences with Clauses
  15. Simple Sentences ( Simple Sentence )
  16. Double Sentences
  17. Multiple Sentences
  18. Complex Sentences
  19. Attributive Adjuncts
  20. The Predicate
  21. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  22. Analysis of Sentences
  23. Contracted Sentences
  24. Analysis of Double Sentences
  25. Analysis of Multiple Sentences
  26. Rules for Analysing Double Sentences
  27. Rules for Analysing Multiple Sentences
  28. Analysis of Complex Sentences
  29. The Complex Sentences
  30. Analysis of Multiple Sentence
  31. The Transformation of Sentences
  32. Modes of Expressing A Condition in English Grammar
  33. Modes of Expressing A Concessional Clause
  34. Modes of Expressing A Contrasting Clause
  35. Interchange of Degrees of Comparison
  36. Synthesis of Sentences - 1
  37. Synthesis of Sentences - 2
  38. Synthesis of Sentences - 3
  39. The Principal Clause
  40. The Dependent Clause
  41. Verb in The Dependent Clause
  42. Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
  43. Kinds of Sentences
  44. Direct and Indirect Speech
  45. A Sentence without E
  46. Parsed Sentence

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