English Grammar: Sentence Structure Quiz!

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English Grammar: Sentence Structure Quiz!

A sentence is a build-up of many words, and each word carries a meaning, whether it's the subject or a predicate; everything is essential to form a clear sense of what does the sentence means. This quiz is to practice using sentence structure and identifying sentences with simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex composition.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    I have only one independent clause and no dependent clauses.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 2. 
    I am a sentence with one independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 3. 
    I am a sentence with two independent clauses and one or more dependent clauses.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 4. 
    I am a word that joins words, phrases, and clauses.
    • A. 

      Conjunction

    • B. 

      Noun

    • C. 

      Verb

  • 5. 
    The bus slowed and pulled up to the curb in front of a T-shirt shop.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 6. 
    Other small stores lined both sides of the street for the next few blocks, and Chris quickly scanned the names on the storefronts nearby.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 7. 
    Pat put his glasses on, too.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 8. 
    A few people strolled by them while they stood on the sidewalk glancing around, but nobody seemed especially curious.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 9. 
    I am a sentence with two independent clauses and a coordinating conjunction or a semicolon that separates the clauses.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 10. 
    I contain a subject and verb and cannot stand alone by myself. Subordinating conjunction usually comes before me in a sentence.
    • A. 

      Dependent clause

    • B. 

      Independent clause

  • 11. 
    I am a clause with a subject and a verb, and I make sense all by myself.
    • A. 

      Dependent clause

    • B. 

      Independent clause

  • 12. 
    Identify the sentence structure:  After Prince Charming put the glass slipper on her foot, Cinderella went to the palace and lived happily ever after.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 13. 
    Identify the sentence structure: Hank the Cowdog chased Pete the Barn cat into Sally Mae's Iris patch, and she was mad!
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 14. 
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 15. 
    Identify the sentence structure in the following: Mrs. Johnson writes in her journal as she listens to a U2 album, and she prefers to do this on cloudy days.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 16. 
    Identify the sentence structure: Birds fly, and they migrate towards the south when it is wintertime.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple

  • 17. 
    Identify the type of clause underlined in the following sentence: Bugs Bunny was a great philosopher and trickster in his Warner Bros. cartoons.
    • A. 

      Dependent clause

    • B. 

      Independent clause

  • 18. 
    Identify the type of clause underlined in the following sentence: Whenever Daddy plays a saxophone solo at the concert, he stands up.
    • A. 

      Dependent clause

    • B. 

      Independent clause

  • 19. 
    Identify the type of clause underlined in the following: The plants that scare me are the ones who sing "Feed Me" in a ghoulish manner.
    • A. 

      Dependent clause

    • B. 

      Independent clause

  • 20. 
    Identify the  sentence structure: When my students prepare for their quizzes and tests, I am not surprised by their success and mastery of the concept even though I know they are more than capable.
    • A. 

      Complex

    • B. 

      Compound

    • C. 

      Compound-complex

    • D. 

      Simple