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Transformation of a Compound Sentence into a Simple Sentence
We can convert a compound sentence into a simple sentence by reducing the number of clauses into one.
He got up and walked away. (Compound sentence)
Here we reduced the clause ‘He got up’ into the participial phrase ‘getting up’.
More examples are given below.
He gave them not only a house but some land also. (Simple Sentence)
Here we reduced the clause ‘he gave them some land also’ into the prepositional phrase ‘besides a house’.
He ran away and thus escaped arrest. (Simple Sentence)
Here the clause ‘thus escaped arrest’ is replaced by the infinitive phrase ‘in order to escape arrest’.
Now we have seen that to convert compound sentences into simple sentences, clauses have to be reduced to participial, prepositional or infinitive phrases.
Convert the following compound sentences into simple sentences.
1. You must take your medicine, otherwise you cannot get well.
1. You must take your medicine in order to get well.
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