Convert the given compound sentences to Simple Sentences.

  1. Rapunzel sat in this tower and gazed at the hills.
    a. Rapunzel sat here.
    b. In this tower sat Rapunzel gazing at the hills.
    c. This is Rapunzel’s hill gazing tower.
    d. The tower was Rapunzel’s gazing spot.
  2. He made several attempts but he failed.
    a. His attempts resulted in failure.
    b. He learnt about failure from his several attempts.
    c. He failed but kept trying.
    d. Notwithstanding his several attempts, he failed.
  3. The child was disobedient and so his parents disciplined him.
    a. Children who are disobedient are disciplined.
    b. Parents of disobedient child discipline them.
    c. The parents disciplined their child for his disobedience.
    d. Indiscipline leads to disobedience in children.
  4. The children heard the headmaster’s footsteps and dispersed.
    a. Hearing the headmaster’s footsteps, the children dispersed.
    b. Children run due to the headmaster’s footsteps.
    c. The headmaster’s footsteps induce running.
    d. The children ran as the headmaster walked.
  5. The crop is ruined because of the flood.
    a. Floods ruin crops.
    b. A crop can be ruined due to flooding.
    c. Owing to the flood, the crop is ruined.
    d. The ruining of crops was caused by floods.
  6. The girl was hungry and hence she over ate.
    a. Hungry girls eat more.
    b. Owing to her hunger, she over ate.
    c. Overeating is correlated to hunger.
    d. Hunger makes you eat more than usual.
  7. You must work very hard or you will not achieve the first rank.
    a. Working hard is prerequisite to holding ranks.
    b. All rank holders work hard.
    c. Rank holding is a result of hard work.
    d. You must work very hard to achieve the first rank.
    Transformation of Sentence
  8. He not only screamed at her but also raised his hand on her.
    a. Besides screaming at her, he also raised his hand on her.
    b. Based on his screaming, she hit him.
    c. He raised his hand on her and then screamed.
    d. Screaming followed the hitting.
  9. He gave them preliminary help as well as advanced assistance.
    a. Preliminary help, as well as advanced service, is provided by him.
    b. In addition to the preliminary help, he gave them advanced assistance.
    c. He also provides advanced help on request.
    d. To help he can provide preliminary or advanced services.
  10. The little boy sat on the chair and ate his piece of cake.
    a. The cake was eaten by the little boy.
    b. The piece of cake was given to the little boy on the chair.
    c. The little boy sat on the chair eating his piece of cake.
    d. Sitting on the chair meant eating cake for the little boy.
  11. He threw off his coat and jumped onto the bed.
    a. He throws coat before going to bed.
    b. Throwing off his coat, he jumped onto the bed.
    c. Bed mannerisms require coat throwing.
    d. Jumping on the bed he threw his coat.
  12. He took pity on the beggar and bought him some food.
    a. The beggar was given food on pity.
    b. Being in a pitiable state got the beggar some food.
    c. Few foods were distributed to pitiable beggars.
    d. Taking pity on the beggar, he bought him some food.
  13. The students returned to their classes as the school bell had rung.
    a. The school bell having rung, the students returned to their classes.
    b. The bell indicates need to return to class.
    c. Bell ringing calls students back to class.
    d. Based on the sound of the bell, the child scheduled his return to the class.
  14. He is physically handicapped and hence cannot climb the stairs.
    a. He climbed the stairs in spite of his disability.
    b. Being physically handicapped, he cannot climb the stairs.
    c. Disability reduces stair climbing ability
    d. Stairs can be climbed by the handicapped with assistance.
  15. The family suffered immense trauma due to his neglect.
    a. Neglect causes trauma for family.
    b. Level of trauma is related to degree of familial neglect.
    c. On account of his neglect, the family suffered immense trauma.
    d. Trauma can be suffered due to neglect of family.

Answer Key

  1. b. In this tower sat Rapunzel gazing at the hills.
    2. d. notwithstanding his several attempts, he failed.
    3. c. The parents disciplined their child for his disobedience.
    4. a. Hearing the headmaster’s footsteps, the children dispersed.
    5. c. Owing to the flood, the crop is ruined.
    6. b. Owing to her hunger, she over ate.
    7. d. You must work very hard to achieve the first rank.
    8. a. Besides screaming at her, he also raised his hand on her.
    9. b. In addition to the preliminary help, he gave them advanced assistance.
    10. c. The little boy sat on the chair eating his piece of cake.
    11. b. Throwing off his coat, he jumped onto the bed.
    12. d. Taking pity on the beggar, he bought him some food.
    13. a. The school bell having rung, the students returned to their classes.
    14. b. Being handicapped, he cannot climb the stairs.
    15. c. On account of his neglect, the family suffered immense trauma.

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