Answer 8

Question 8   Which of these is a simple sentence, which a compound sentence and which a complex sentence?

a) The teacher whom they had always disliked piled on the homework until they begged for mercy.

b) Some of them cried and some of them simply gave up.

c) All of them passed the exam.


a) Complex – contains an adjectival clause (whom they had always disliked) and a subordinate clause (until they begged for mercy)

b) Compound – contains clauses of equal strength

c) Simple – contains one main verb

Why is the distinction between different ways of constructing sentences important?

It reveals the way the point(s) of a sentence have been arranged and presented.

If you can speak English then you can understand English.
If you understand English then you will use it more effectively.

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