Compound Sentences to Simple Sentences



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Conversion of Compound Sentences to Simple Sentences

We can convert a compound sentence to a simple sentence by turning a main clause into a phrase.

The children heard the teacher’s footsteps and kept silent, (Compound)
Hearing the teacher’s footsteps, the children kept silent. (Simple)

Gopal was very hungry, so he ate all the cakes.
Being very hungry, Gopal ate all the cakes.

It was raining, so the match was cancelled.
The match was cancelled because of the rain.

The clerk not only arrived late but slept in the office.
Besides arriving late, the clerk slept in the office.

I must finish the letter now or I can’t catch the post.
I must finish the letter now to catch the post.

The swimming-pool was closed and this disappointed the boys.
To the boys’ disappointment, the swimming-pool was closed.





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