Simple Sentence, Complex Sentence Or Compound Sentence Worksheet For Class 7

State whether the given sentence is simple, complex or compound.

A simple sentence has just one clause and one finite verb.

A complex sentence has one main clause and one or more subordinate clauses. Subordinate clauses are usually introduced by a subordinating conjunction (when, before, after, while, though, although, if, because, since, as, till, as if, as though etc.) or a relative pronoun (who, which, what, where, whose, whom etc.)

A compound sentence has two or more coordinate clauses of equal rank. Coordinate clauses are usually connected by a coordinating conjunction. Examples are: and, or, but, so, for, yet, still, either/or, neither/nor, both/and etc.

1. I went there but I couldn’t talk to him.

2. Not knowing what to do, the child started crying.

3. He seemed uninterested in my story.

4. You have no right to criticize me.

5. What he said shocked me.

6. I don’t know what could have happened to them.

7. Even if you forbid me I will go.

8. He neither spends his money nor invests it.

9. You can stay at home or go with your father.

10. How do you know him?

11. At first I didn’t recognize him.

12. Although I ran fast, I could not catch up with him.

13. Though he is my friend, I don’t really trust him.

14. I know a soldier who had lost his arms in combat.

Answers

1. I went there but I couldn’t talk to him. (Compound sentence)

2. Not knowing what to do, the child started crying. (Simple sentence)

3. He seemed uninterested in my story. (Simple sentence)

4. You have no right to criticize me. (Simple sentence)

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5. What he said shocked me. (Complex sentence)

6. I don’t know what could have happened to them. (Complex sentence)

7. Even if you forbid me I will go. (Complex sentence)

8. He neither spends his money nor invests it. (Compound sentence)

9. You can stay at home or go with your father. (Compound sentence)

10. How do you know him? (Simple sentence)

11. At first I didn’t recognize him. (Simple sentence)

12. Although I ran fast, I could not catch up with him. (Complex sentence)

13. Though he is my friend, I don’t really trust him. (Complex sentence)

14. I know a soldier who had lost his arms in combat. (Complex sentence)

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