Opportunity For Success: Sentence Structure

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Sentence Structure Quizzes & Trivia

Think of this as an OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESS. Make sure that you log in with your name. Earn at least a 90%, print out the certificate, and bring it to class by the due date. If you do all this: your quiz grade will be changed to a B! SIMPLE SENTENCE A simple sentence, also called an independent clause, contains a subject and a verb, and it expresses a complete thought. In the following simple sentences, subjects are in yellow, and verbs are in green. A. Some students like to study in the mornings. B. Juan and Arturo play football every afternoon. C. Alicia goes to the library and studies every day. Note that sentence B contains a compound subject, and sentence C contains a compound verb. Simple sentences, therefore, contai


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING?Although Nancy was supposed to turn in her book report on Thursday, she did not take the book out of the library until Tuesday.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 2. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? The pirate captain lost her treasure map, but she still found the buried treasure.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 3. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? Though Mitchell prefers watching romantic films, he rented the latest spy thriller, and he enjoyed it very much.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 4. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? Laura forgot her friend's birthday, so she sent her a card when she finally remembered.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 5. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING?The teacher walked into the classroom, greeted the students, and took attendance.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 6. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? The island was filled with many trails winding through the thick underbrush, a small lake, and dangerous wild pigs.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 7. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? Although Mexico has the better soccer team, it lost.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 8. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? All soil samples have been taken, and they have been dried in the lab to remove any remaining water.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 9. 
    WHAT TYPE OF SENTENCE IS THE FOLLOWING? Juan played football while Juanita went shopping.
    • A. 

      Simple Sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence