English Grammar Quiz: Simple, Compound, And Complex Sentences

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English Grammar Quiz: Simple, Compound, And Complex Sentences

Simple and compound sentences can be distinguished by the number of independent clauses they have. Having covered these different types of sentences you are now expected to clearly identify them. Take up this practice quiz and see if you can determine the different types of sentences and defend your argument.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Barbara and Joanne whispered and giggled all night.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 2. 
    We decided to go fishing and camp out at the lake.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 3. 
    Those clouds promise rain, so we should hurry up and leave before we get caught in a flash flood.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 4. 
    Since we had only gone a mile from camp, we decided to return before dark.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 5. 
    After the tornado hit, my house was completed destroyed.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 6. 
    This summer our vacation should be both exciting and restful.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 7. 
    Older television sets had tubes; the newest models, which take less space, are digital televisions.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Compound Sentence

    • C. 

      Complex Sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex Sentence

  • 8. 
    John went to school today, but James remained at home.
    • A. 

      Simple sentence

    • B. 

      Complex sentence

    • C. 

      Compound sentence

    • D. 

      Compound-Complex sentence

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