Simple And Compound Sentences Quiz

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There are 3 types of sentences in English, simple, compound and complex. Simple and compound sentences can be confusing to a person. Simple sentences have one independent clause whereas compound sentences have more than one. The test below will help you see just how well you understand or differentiate the different sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    A simple sentence is also what type of clause? 

    Correct Answer
    independent clause, independent
    Explanation
    *##*CORRECT!!!*##*independent clause because an independent clause can stand by itself as a complete sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Coordinating conjunctions help join simple sentences to make compound sentences. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    *##*CORRECT!!!*##*This is "true" because coordinating conjunctions such as "and", "or", or "but" and other coordinating conjunctions help join two complete thoughts or simple sentences into compound sentences that express multiple thoughts in one sentence.

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  • 3. 

    What type of sentence is the following sentence?Cheyenne's speech was very funny.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple
    Explanation
    *##*CORRECT!!!*##*This sentence is "simple" because it has a subject and a predicate, and this sentence expresses one complete thought.

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  • 4. 

    Fill in the blank with the proper coordinating conjunction. Also, what type of sentence is it? The team went all the way to state, _____ they clenched the state title for basketball! 

    Correct Answer
    and compound
    Explanation
    *##*CORRECT!!!*##*The most appropriate coordinating conjunction to use in this sentence is "and". This would be classified as a "compound" sentence.

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  • 5. 

    What type of sentence is the following sentence?Maddie won the contest n math class, and the other students congratulated her. 

    • A.

      Compound

    • B.

      Simple

    Correct Answer
    A. Compound
    Explanation
    This is a compound sentence because it is joined by the coordinating conjunction "and"

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