Notes On Sentences - Types and Conversion From Simple to Compound - CBSE Class 10 English Grammar

A simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. It is also called an independent clause.

  • They go to the market every Sunday
  • Tom and Harry went on a tour.

A compound sentence contains two independent clauses (simple sentences) joined by a co-ordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.)
  • Sagar  tried to speak Hindi, and his sister tried to speak English. 
  • Anjali waited for the train but it was late.

Summary

A simple sentence contains a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. It is also called an independent clause.

  • They go to the market every Sunday
  • Tom and Harry went on a tour.

A compound sentence contains two independent clauses (simple sentences) joined by a co-ordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.)
  • Sagar  tried to speak Hindi, and his sister tried to speak English. 
  • Anjali waited for the train but it was late.
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