English - Recognizing And Using Simple, Compound And Complex Sentences

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English - Recognizing And Using Simple, Compound And Complex Sentences - Quiz

Answer the 10 item test in 15 minutes.
Select the correct answer from the four choices numbered 1, 2, 3, 4.
Good luck and have fun.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Jose waters the plant ___ they will grow.

    • A.

      So that

    • B.

      Because

    • C.

      If

    • D.

      Actually

    Correct Answer
    A. So that
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "so that". This is because "so that" is used to express purpose or intention. In this context, Jose waters the plant with the intention or purpose of making them grow.

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  • 2. 

    The king and the queen prepared a party ____ it is their son's birthday.

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      Hence

    • C.

      So that

    • D.

      Eventually

    Correct Answer
    A. Because
    Explanation
    The word "because" is the correct answer because it is used to explain the reason for an action or event. In this case, the king and queen are preparing a party because it is their son's birthday. "Hence" means as a result or therefore, which does not fit the context of the sentence. "So that" is used to indicate the purpose or intention of an action, but it does not explain the reason for the party. "Eventually" means at some point in the future, which is not relevant to the sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence is correct?

    • A.

      Tomorrow the library let us visit.

    • B.

      Let us visit the library tomorrow.

    • C.

      Let us visit tomorrow the library.

    • D.

      Let us tomorrow visit the library.

    Correct Answer
    B. Let us visit the library tomorrow.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Let us visit the library tomorrow." This sentence follows the correct word order in English, where the subject "us" comes before the verb "visit" and the object "the library" comes after the verb. Additionally, the adverb "tomorrow" is placed at the end of the sentence to indicate the time of the visit.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following sentences is a simple sentence?

    • A.

      The photographer went to the forest and took pictures of animals.

    • B.

      I will give you a red balloon, if you will come to my party.

    • C.

      When I lose something, my first impulse is to sit down and think about it for a while.

    • D.

      Children spend their free time in school wisely.

    Correct Answer
    D. Children spend their free time in school wisely.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Children spend their free time in school wisely" is a simple sentence because it consists of one independent clause. It does not contain any dependent clauses or conjunctions to join multiple clauses together.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following sentences is a complex sentence?

    • A.

      His friends have encouraged him well.

    • B.

      He took the risk fearlessly.

    • C.

      They have been carefully planning the game.

    • D.

      Jesus has been betrayed by one of His apostle, and we also betray Him whenever we disobey Him.

    Correct Answer
    D. Jesus has been betrayed by one of His apostle, and we also betray Him whenever we disobey Him.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jesus has been betrayed by one of His apostle, and we also betray Him whenever we disobey Him." This sentence is a complex sentence because it contains two independent clauses ("Jesus has been betrayed by one of His apostle" and "we also betray Him whenever we disobey Him") joined by the coordinating conjunction "and."

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  • 6. 

    In the sentence, The families whose houses were leveled down by typhoon were given some financial support, what is the independent clause?

    • A.

      Whose houses were leveled down by typhoon

    • B.

      The families whose houses

    • C.

      The families were given financial support

    • D.

      The families whose houses were leveled down

    Correct Answer
    D. The families whose houses were leveled down
    Explanation
    The independent clause in the given sentence is "The families were given financial support." This is because it can stand alone as a complete sentence and expresses a complete thought. The other options are dependent clauses as they cannot function as standalone sentences.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

    • A.

      He has given some advice.

    • B.

      All the school rules should always be followed.

    • C.

      I am willing to sacrifice for your sake.

    • D.

      Jesus was talking with the Pharisees and wise men when His parents found him.

    Correct Answer
    D. Jesus was talking with the Pharisees and wise men when His parents found him.
    Explanation
    The sentence "Jesus was talking with the Pharisees and wise men when His parents found him" is a compound sentence because it contains two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "and." The first independent clause is "Jesus was talking with the Pharisees" and the second independent clause is "wise men when His parents found him."

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  • 8. 

    Combine the two simple sentences to form a compound sentence.  It rained hard. I had to stop gardening.

    • A.

      It rained hard if I had to stop gardening.

    • B.

      It rained hard and I have to stop gardening.

    • C.

      It rained hard so I have to stop gardening.

    • D.

      It rained hard or I have to stop gardening.

    Correct Answer
    C. It rained hard so I have to stop gardening.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "It rained hard so I have to stop gardening." This compound sentence combines the two simple sentences by using the coordinating conjunction "so" to show cause and effect. The first sentence states that it rained hard, and the second sentence states the consequence of the rain, which is the speaker having to stop gardening.

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  • 9. 

    I save some of my earnings in the bank ____ I can buy my favorite reading books.

    • A.

      Because

    • B.

      When

    • C.

      If

    • D.

      So that

    Correct Answer
    D. So that
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "so that." This conjunction is used to indicate purpose or intention. In this sentence, the speaker saves their earnings in the bank with the purpose or intention of being able to buy their favorite reading books.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these group of sentences are examples of simple sentences?

    • A.

      The mother cat nurses her kittens and she watches over them all day. She is very gentle, but she will scratch any animal or person trying to harm her kittens.

    • B.

      A mother cat licks her kittens as soon as they are born. If she thinks her kittens are not safe, she transfers them to another place.

    • C.

      The cat is a good parent. She picks her kittens up gently by the skin on the back of their necks.

    • D.

      The singing of the birds interest me so much that I have a record of their songs. Birds sing for many purposes.

    Correct Answer
    C. The cat is a good parent. She picks her kittens up gently by the skin on the back of their necks.
    Explanation
    The given group of sentences is an example of simple sentences because each sentence consists of a single independent clause and expresses a complete thought. The sentences are straightforward and do not contain any complex or compound structures.

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