Simple and Compound Sentences Exercise for Class 5 CBSE with Answers

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Simple and Compound Sentences Exercise for Class 5 CBSE with Answers PDF

Fundamentals

  • A simple sentence has one independent clause.
  • A compound sentence is composed of at least two independent clauses.
  • A simple sentence has one subject part and one predicate part. Example:
    Simple and Compound Sentences Exercises for Class 5 CBSE with Answers 1
  • In a compound sentence, two independent clauses can be joined by a comma and a conjunction i.e. and, but, or Example:
    Simple and Compound Sentences Exercises for Class 5 CBSE with Answers 2

Presentation
Read the picture story.
Simple and Compound Sentences Exercise for Class 5 CBSE with Answers

A. Answer the following questions as per the story.

1. What does narrator like to read? ____________
2. Does he enjoy while reading? ____________
3. What does narrator tell about the story he read? ____________

B. Read the story again and identify the simple and compound sentences.

Simple Sentences Compound Sentences
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Simple and Compound Sentences Exercises with Answers for Class 5 CBSE PDF

A. Read each sentence below. If it is a simple sentence then write simple sentence. If it is a compound sentence, write compound sentence.

For example:

  • Savita walked in the library. Simple sentence

1. John went to the show but he forgot his wallet.
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2. The basketball players stretched before the game.
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3. The team should play together or they will lose the game.
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4. The class should keep quiet during the test or they shall not pass.
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5. My mother makes me breakfast in the morning.
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B. Create a compound sentence by combining the two simple sentences with conjunction (and, or, but).
Example:

  • Rahul likes to swim. Rahul likes to hike.
    Answer:
    Rahul likes to swim, and he likes to hike.

1. John likes video games. John likes reading.
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2. Sandeep must study. Sandeep will not pass the test.
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3. Jiwan should show up on time. Jiwan will not be able to enter.
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4. The boy plays basketball. The boy plays soccer.
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5. My mom will sleep. My mom will rest.
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6. He likes me. I don’t like him.
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C. Combine each pair of simple sentences to make a compound sentence. Use the conjunction in brackets. The first one has been done for you.

1. A small kitten followed me home. I gave it a bowl of milk. (so)
A small kitten followed me home so I gave it a bowl of milk.

2. We were lost in the woods. My brother had a map in his backpack. (but)
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3. The girls were painting animal pictures. Katrina spilled the paint. (and)
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4. Would you like to go to the movies? Would you rather stay home tonight? (or)
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5. Mr. Mathur loved his new office. He didn’t like the view. (but)
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6. Anu’s bicycle had a flat tire. She had to walk to the grocery store. (so)
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7. Nimish wants to be an astronaut when he grows up. Meena wants to be a nurse. (and)
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8. Dr. Sukreja told Rohit to floss his teeth every day. He didn’t listen. (but)
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9. The tigers at the zoo are always sleeping. The penguins are fun to watch. (but)
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