Identify The Simple Sentence, Complex Sentence And Compound Sentence | Class 8 Worksheet CBSE

State whether the given sentences are simple, complex or compound.

1. There I met an old man who had just returned from overseas.

2. I asked the girl if she had seen my cat.

3. You don’t know what you are doing.

4. I was the most eligible candidate but I didn’t get the job.

5. I may be right or I may be wrong.

6. It rained and water levels rose.

7. She neither wrote nor called.

8. Despite trying hard, I couldn’t catch the bird.

9. Working hard, we finished the job on time.

10. What do you mean by this?

11. Did you see him yesterday?

12. Let him speak.

13. You never let me finish a sentence.

14. I wish I could fly.

15. No one knows what happened to her.

16. Whom do you want to talk to?

Answers

1. There I met an old man (main clause) who had just returned from overseas (subordinate adjective clause). (Complex sentence)

2. I asked the girl (main clause) if she had seen my cat (subordinate noun clause). (Complex sentence)

3. You don’t know (main clause) what you are doing (subordinate noun clause). (Complex sentence)

4. I was the most eligible candidate (coordinate clause 1) but I didn’t get the job (coordinate clause 2). (Compound sentence)

5. I may be right (coordinate clause 1) or I may be wrong (coordinate clause 2). (Compound sentence)

6. It rained (coordinate clause 1) and water levels rose (coordinate clause 2). (Compound sentence)

7. She neither wrote (coordinate clause 1) nor called (coordinate clause 2). (Compound sentence)

8. Despite trying hard, I couldn’t catch the bird. (Simple sentence)

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9. Working hard, we finished the job on time. (Simple sentence)

10. What do you mean by this? (Simple sentence)

11. Did you see him yesterday? (Simple sentence)

12. Let him speak. (Simple sentence)

13. You never let me finish a sentence. (Simple sentence)

14. I wish (main clause) I could fly (subordinate noun clause). (Complex sentence)

15. No one knows (main clause) what happened to her (subordinate noun clause). (Complex sentence)

16. Whom do you want to talk to? (Simple sentence)

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