Simple, Complex & Compound – General English Study Material

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Simple, Complex & Compound – General English Study Material

Phrase

  • Group of words
  • Doesn’t have complete meaning

Eg: In the morning Reading the book

Clause

Main

  • Have finite verb
  • Complete the meaning without the help of other sentence

Subordinate

Have finite verb but can’t able to complete the meaning without the help of other sentence.

Sentence Types:

Simple : has one main clause and one or more phrases

EgI get up at 5 o’clock in the morning.

Keywords: On+…..ing, because of, on account of, incase of, inspite of, to, inorder to, so as to, too…to

Complex : has one main clause and one or more subordinate clause

Eg: If you work hard you will succeed.

Keywords: As soon as, when, before, after, as, since, because, though, although, so that, if, unless.

Compound : has two or more main clauses

Eg: This is summer and so we wear cotton clothes.

Keywords: And, or, and so, and yet, otherwise.

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