Classifying Sentences 2

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Classifying Sentences 2

Try your hand at classifying the following sentences. Each sentence is either simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. Note: If you click on the start button and nothing happens, it's likely that you're using Safari as your browser. For an easy solution, please consult our FAQ section (https://natureofwriting. Com/frequently-asked-questions/).


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  • 1. 
    The town was built for workers who were constructing the nearby hydroelectric dam.   
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 2. 
    The Kodak company failed to adapt to the shift to digital photography. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 3. 
    Bill and Amy just opened a store called All Downhill; they specialize in used mountain bikes. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 4. 
    The church had a picnic, and all the members had a competition to see who could balance the most Bibles on their head. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 5. 
    Julia Fly argues that the open kitchen movement appeals to feminists who want to break down artificial barriers. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 6. 
    If you want a walkable city, you should buy local. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 7. 
    Hint: the main verbs in this sentence are imperatives (commands), which means that the subject (you) is left implied.Come snowboarding with us, or at least just come along and hang out at the lodge. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 8. 
    Few men in their early twenties enjoy running for exercise: their metabolism just hasn’t slowed down enough yet. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 9. 
    When Brittany’s dad told her that he would never let her go backpacking by herself, Jess offered to go along. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex

  • 10. 
    Sabrina ran the dishwasher continually because she owned only one knife. 
    • A. 

      Simple

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Complex

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex