Students are asked to complete sentences only by using a Complex Sentence. So, the students must have a clear idea about the construction of complex sentence.
In a Complex Sentence, we use a Principal Clause and a Subordinate Clause.
Principal Clause=Subject Verb....
Subordinate Clause= Subordinate Conjunction + Subject + Verb....
Example: We know that the earth is round.
- So Principal clause and Subordinate Clause are to be used in completing sentences. If Principal clause is given, the student will have to supply a subordinate clause.
Example: He said that........
He said that he had done it.
- The structure of a subordinate clause is: Subordinate conjunction + sub + verb + other words. That, Wh-words (who, what, which, when, whom, why, how, where), though, although, since, because, as, before, after, till, until, unless, if, lest are some of the major subordinate conjunctions which are used at random.
- In completing sentences, the students must have a sound knowledge of 'Sequence of Tenses' i.e. the use offenses in both Principal and Subordinate Clause. For example,
1.He said that the earth is round.
2.He said that he had done the work.
- Finally, the students must have some basic knowledge of English. The most important thing is that the students must have 'ideas' (what they should write) in completing sentences. For example,
- I know why he was late.
- I know why he told a lie.
- I know why he cannot pass the examination.
We can complete one sentence in three different ways and all the answers are correct.