10 En2 – Mr Dettman – Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

DUE: Tuesday, 5th May

(By Friday to get a Home Learning Praise Point toward Effort Grades.)

1. Reading the Rules below, identify which of the sentences below are SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentences.

  • I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived.
  • Mary and Samantha took the bus.
  • While he waited at the train station, Joe realized that the train was late.

2. Construct your own examples of a SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentence.

Extra Help: Please complete this BBC Bitsesize exercise on Sentences to help your understanding – postitives given to those who complete it.  (EVIDENCE needs to be provided though!)

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/english/reading/sentences/revision/1

RULES:

– A simple sentence has the most basic elements that make it a sentence: a subject, a verb, and a completed thought.

– A compound sentence refers to a sentence made up of two complete sentences connected to one another with a coordinating conjunction. Coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember if you think of the words “FAN BOYS”:

  • For And Nor But OYet So

– A complex sentence is made up of an independent clause (one that is complete and can stand by itself) and one or more dependent clauses connected to it.

*A dependent clause is similar to an independent clause, or complete sentence, but it lacks one of the elements that would make it a complete sentence.

Examples of dependent clauses include the following:  (see how it depends on another part of a sentence to make sense…)

  • because Mary and Samantha arrived at the bus station before noon   (needs more information to be complete…)
  • while he waited at the train station…
  • after they left on the bus…
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11 thoughts on “10 En2 – Mr Dettman – Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences

  1. brandon

    1) Reading the Rules below, identify which of the sentences below are SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentences.

    *I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station, but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus before I arrived.
    *Mary and Samantha took the bus.
    *While he waited at the train station, Joe realized that the train was late.

    the 1st sentence is a complex sentence.
    the 2nd sentence is a simple sentence.
    the 3rd sentence is a compound sentence.

    2) Construct your own examples of a SIMPLE; COMPLEX and COMPOUND sentence.

    complex= i hate spicy curry’s but i don’t mind the milder types of them.
    simple= i hate curry.
    compound= he did his homework before, he went to the party.

    3)

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    1. Liv Hamlyn

      1) Compound
      2) Simple
      3) Complex

      Simple sentence: Alex bit the apple.
      Complex sentence: Alex bit the apple and didn’t like the taste of it.
      Compound sentence: Alex bit the apple but he didn’t like the taste of it so he spat it out.

      Reply
  2. Alex Bennellick

    Simple sentence: I was walking to the shop.

    Compound sentence: I was walking to the shop to get some food.

    Complex sentence: I was slowly walking to the shop ti get some food but it was cold and raining.

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  3. leon

    simple: I walked to the shop

    Compound: I walked to the shop to get some apples

    Complex: I ran to the shop to get some apples whilst it was sunny

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  4. Luke harding

    Simple sentence: I walked to see the cattle.

    Compound: I walked to see the huge cattle, which were in a large field.

    Complex sentence: I walked to see the huge cattle, who were eating the fresh green grass as I saw them from a far distance.

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  5. Josh Hobson

    A) compound
    B) Simple
    C) Complex

    Simple sentence
    The man went to France.

    Complex sentence
    The man went to France and Germany.

    Compound sentence
    Jim went to France and Germany to get away from his work.

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  6. $AM

    Mary and Samantha took the bus. Simple sentence.
    While he waited at the train station, joe realised the train was late. Complex sentence.
    I looked for Mary and Samantha at the bus station,but they arrived at the station before noon and left on the bus effort I arrived. Compound sentence.
    I ran up the hill.
    I ran up the hill, not realising how long it was.
    I ran up the hill to get home, not knowing how far it was to get to the top.

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  7. Harry Cheong

    Simple:
    I went to play basketball.
    Complex:
    I went to play basketball but it was raining.
    Compound :
    I went to play basketball but it was reining heavily.

    Reply
  8. Felicity Paddock

    compound
    Simple
    Complex

    simple: i went on a walk
    complex: i went on a walk but it was cold
    compound: i went on a walk but it was very cold

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  9. Clark Bäker

    Compound
    Simple
    Complex

    Simple: Yesterday i played squash.
    Compound: Yesterday i watched some tennis, bacause i wanted to see some good tennis.
    Complex: While i was watching snooker, i ate crisps.

    Reply

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