Combine Simple Sentences into Double Sentences



Combine Simple Sentences into Double Sentences :



Study carefully the following ways in which two or more Simple sentences can be combined into one Double or Multiple sentences.

(a) By using some Cumulative Conjunction.

Separate : He was found guilty by the magistrate. Even his best friends believed the verdict to be just.

Combined : Not only was he found guilty by the magistrate, but even his best friends believed the verdict to be just.

(b) By using some Relative Pronoun or Adverb in a Continuative sense

Separate : We started for Calcutta yesterday. We shall stay there four days.

Combined : We started yesterday for Calcutta, where we shall stay four days.

(c) By using some Alternative Conjunction

Separate : That animal may be a fish. It may be a serpent. It must be one of them.

Combined : That animal is either a fish or a serpent.

(d) By using some Adversative Conjunction:

Separate : He is poor. He is honest.

Combined : He is poor, but honest.

(e) By using some Illative Conjunction

Separate : At the sight of a cat the mouse runs into its hole. The mouse fears the cat.

Combined : At the sight of a cat the mouse runs into its hole, for it fears the cat.

Study the following examples in which the above processes have been combined to join two or more Simple sentences into a single Double sentence.


Separate : The cat is sleek. The cat is silent. The cat is sly. The cat is cruel. The mouse runs away at the sight of the cat. The mouse enters its hole.

Combined : The cat is sleek and silent, but sly and cruel and so the mouse runs away at the sight of it and enters its hole.


Separate : A brave and honest man will speak out. He will not be afraid of the consequences. A timid man may keep silent in time of danger. He may tell falsehoods. He is afraid of some harm coming to him.

Combined : A brave and honest man will speak out without fear of the consequences, while a timid man will keep silent in time of danger or may even tell falsehoods for fear some harm may come to him.


Separate : The monsoon failed. The tanks became almost empty. The fields could not be irrigated. No grain could be sown. A famine was feared. The farmers looked anxiously for the next monsoon. It proved more abundant than usual. The danger was averted.

Combined : Owing to the failure of the monsoon and the almost empty state of the tanks, the fields could not be irrigated and no grain could be sown - a famine was therefore feared, and the farmers looked anxiously for the next monsoon, which, however, proved unusually abundant and thus the danger was averted.


Separate : In private life he was amiable. In private life he was even fond of amusement. In public life he was severe. In public life he was a strict dispenser of justice.

Combined : In private life he was amiable and even fond of amusement - but in public life he was severe and a strict dispenser of justice.



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