# Conversion of Simple Sentences to Compound (Double) Sentences – Co-ordinate Clause – Set 2

This set of English Grammar Exercises (MCQs) focuses on “Transformation of Sentences – Conversion of Simple Sentences to Compound (Double) Sentences – Co-ordinate Clause – Set 2”.

1. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Being introvert by nature, he stayed home.
a) He was introvert by nature so he stayed home
b) Since he was introvert by nature, he stayed home
c) Due to his introvert nature he stayed home
d) Had he been an extrovert by nature, he wouldn’t have stayed home

Explanation: The simple sentence mentioned in this question statement is converted into a compound sentence by expanding the coordinate clause into the subordinate clause ‘so he stayed home’ in the answer statement.

2. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
You need to fix the lens to get a better picture.
a) In order to get a better picture, you need to fix the lens
b) The lens needs to be fixed for getting a better picture
c) You need to fix the lens, or you will not get a better picture
d) Getting a better picture requires fixing of the lens

Explanation: To convert the given simple sentence in the question statement into a compound sentence, the coordinate clause ‘to get a better picture’ is converted into a subordinating clause ‘or you will not get a better picture’ by adding the conjunction ‘or’ in the answer statement.

3. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Besides being old, the chair is also weak.
a) Being old, the chair is weak
b) After being old, the chair has become weak
c) Since the chair is old, it is weak
d) The chair is not only old but also weak

Explanation: The coordinate clause ‘Besides being old’ mentioned in the given simple sentence is converted into a subordinate clause ‘not only old but also weak’ by using the conjunction ‘not only….but also’ in the given correct option.

4. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
She must hurry to prepare the dinner on time.
a) She must hurry and prepare the dinner on time
b) The dinner will be prepared on time only if she hurries
c) By hurrying, she will prepare the dinner on time
d) She must hurry in order to prepare the dinner on time

Explanation: The given simple sentence in this question statement is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘and’ to stretch the coordinate clause in the answer statement.

5. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
In spite of heavy rainfall, the road was clear.
a) The road was clear after the heavy rainfall
b) The road was clear even though there was heavy rainfall
c) Having a heavy rainfall, the road was clear

Explanation: The conjunction ‘even though’ is used in the given answer statement to expand the coordinate clause mentioned in the question statement into a subordinate clause, hence linking two clauses together and forming a compound sentence.

6. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
She studied in this institution.
a) This is the institution where she studied
b) In this institution, she studied
d) This is the institution and she studied in this

Explanation: The given simple sentence in the following question statement is converted into a compound sentence by expanding the coordinate clause ‘in this institution’ into the subordinate clause ‘where she studied’ in the answer statement.

7. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Notwithstanding the budget constraint, everything was managed.
a) In spite of the budget constraint, everything was managed
b) There was a budget constraint, yet everything was managed
c) Despite the budget constraint, everything was managed
d) The budget being constrained, everything was managed

Explanation: The following simple sentence mentioned in this question statement is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘yet’ in the answer statement to expand the coordinate clause ‘everything was managed’ mentioned in the question statement.

8. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Feeling guilty, he apologized.
a) He apologized, feeling guilty
b) His guilt compelled him to apologize
c) He had to apologize being guilty
d) He was feeling guilty so he apologized

Explanation: The coordinate clause ‘he apologized’ mentioned in the given question statement is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘so’ to expand it into a subordinate clause ‘so he apologized’ in the given answer statement.

9. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Out of desire for fame, he participated into this.
a) He participated into this because of his desire for fame
b) He participated into this for fame
c) The reason to participate into this was his desire for fame
d) He participated into this in order to get fame

Explanation: The simple sentence mentioned in this question statement is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘because’ in the given correct option to expand the coordinate clause into a subordinate clause.

10. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
With great enthusiasm she started the day.
a) She started the day enthusiastically
b) Being enthusiastic, she started the day
c) She had great enthusiasm and she started the day
d) She started the day feeling enthusiastic

Explanation: The simple sentence mentioned in the following question statement is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘and’ to form two subordinate clauses linked together in the given answer statement.

11. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
The concert was cancelled owing to sudden curfew.
a) There was a sudden curfew so the concert was cancelled
b) Due to sudden curfew, the concert was cancelled
c) Sudden curfew was the reason for the cancellation of the concert
d) While there was a sudden curfew, the concert was cancelled

Explanation: The simple sentence mentioned in this particular question statement is changed into a compound statement by stretching the coordinate clause ‘owing to sudden curfew’ into the subordinate clause ‘so the concert was cancelled’ in the given answer statement.

12. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
By her graceful moves, she won the competition.
a) Having graceful moves, she won the competition
b) She won the competition because of her graceful moves
c) Her graceful moves made her win the competition
d) It was her graceful moves that made her win the competition

Explanation: This particular simple sentence is converted into a compound sentence by using the conjunction ‘because’ in the answer statement in order to expand the coordinate clause into subordinate clause.

13. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Putting on a bright smile, he entered the stage.
a) He had put on a bright smile while entering the stage
b) He entered the stage smiling brightly
c) He had put on a bright smile and entered the stage
d) He entered the stage with a bright smile

Explanation: The conjunction used in this answer statement is ‘and’ to enlarge the coordinate clause ‘he entered the stage’ mentioned in the question statement into the subordinate clause ‘and entered the stage’ in the given correct option.

14. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
Besides buying apples, he also bought some oranges.
a) He not only bought apples but also some oranges
b) He bought apples along with oranges
c) Both apples and oranges were bought by him
d) Buying apples, he also bought some oranges

Explanation: The simple sentence mentioned in this question statement consists of the coordinate clause ‘Besides buying apples’ which needs to be expanded into a subordinate clause to make it a compound sentence using the conjunction ‘not only….but also’ in the given answer statement.

15. Convert the following simple sentence to compound sentence.
They must check very carefully to be secure.
a) They must check very carefully in order to be secure
b) For being secure, they must check very carefully
c) It has to be carefully checked by them to be secure
d) They must check very carefully, or they will not be secure

Explanation: The following simple sentence mentioned in this question statement is converted into a compound sentence by adding the conjunction ‘or’ in the answer statement to link two clauses together and hence expanding the coordinate clause.

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