Combine Simple Sentences into Complex Sentence



Combine Simple Sentences into Complex Sentence :



An Adjective Clause is introduced by some Relative Pronoun or Relative Adverb used in a Restrictive (that is, a qualifying) sense.

In composing an Adjective Clause the student should remember that the Relative Pronoun or Relative Adverb should stand as close as possible to its Antecedent. That is, no word should be placed between them, if it can be conveniently placed anywhere else. Separate.

Separate : A man once had a goose. The goose laid a golden egg every day.

Combined : A man once had a goose that laid a golden egg every day.


Separate : The body of conspirators met together secretly. Their place of meeting was a private house.Their object was to murder the king.

Combined : The body of conspirators, whose object was to murder the king, met together secretly in a private house.


Separate : One of the great annual fairs is held at Mathura. Mathura is visited on that occasion by many pilgrims from all parts of India. Mathura is one of the most ancient cities of India.

Combined : Mathura, which is one of the most ancient cities of India, is the scene of one of the great annual fairs, on which occasion it is visited by many pilgrims from all parts of India.


Combine into a Complex sentence containing one or more Adjective clauses, and make the italicised Verb the Predicate - Verb of the Principal Clause.

1. The messenger had a duty to perform. The duty was difficult.

2. I suffered anxiety. This anxiety was extreme.

3. Daniel came out alive from the den. In that den lions were kept.

4. An orator should possess a clear voice.My friend does not possess one.

5. We came upon a certain cottage. Here a shepherd was living with his family.

6. Everyone spoke well of that man thirty years ago. He was then a fine young warrior. Now he has become a confirmed drunkard.

7. I went down a footpath. At the end of the footpath there was a chasm. The depth of the chasm was about twenty feet. The dead body of a man was lying there. A faithful dog was still seated beside it.

8. A small rest-house stood at the foot of the hill. He stayed there for the night.

9. The shipwrecked mariners watched for the appearance of a ship. All their hopes of escape were centred on this vessel.

10. He has no money laid by. He cannot borrow. He cannot earn a good monthly income. A man of that kind must not attempt to embark on a business career.



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