# Simple And Compound Sentences Test

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### Greg shoveled the snow, and his brother began a snow sculpture.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given sentence contains two independent clauses, "Greg shoveled the snow" and "his brother began a snow sculpture." These clauses are connected by the coordinating conjunction "and," indicating a relationship between the two actions. Therefore, the sentence is compound.

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### The boat nosed up to the dock; our trip was finally over.

• A.

Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given sentence consists of two independent clauses, "The boat nosed up to the dock" and "our trip was finally over", which are connected by a semicolon. This indicates that the sentence is compound. A compound sentence is formed when two independent clauses are joined together with a coordinating conjunction (such as "and", "but", or "or") or a semicolon. In this case, the semicolon is used to connect the two independent clauses, making it a compound sentence.

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### Tom and Gail quickly cut and stacked the firewood.

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Simple

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Compound

A. Simple
Explanation
The given sentence "Tom and Gail quickly cut and stacked the firewood." is a simple sentence because it consists of one independent clause. It does not contain any coordinating conjunctions or dependent clauses. The subject "Tom and Gail" performs the action "cut and stacked" on the object "the firewood" in a straightforward and concise manner.

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### Several people listened, but nobody volunteered.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given sentence contains two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "but." Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence, indicating that the sentence is compound.

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### The radio crackled with static then went out.

• A.

Simple

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Compound

A. Simple
Explanation
The sentence "The radio crackled with static then went out" consists of only one independent clause, making it a simple sentence. It expresses a complete thought with a subject ("the radio") and a verb ("crackled" and "went out"). There are no coordinating conjunctions or dependent clauses present, indicating that it is not a compound sentence.

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### Gina and Dave picked the wildflowers, and we arranged them.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The sentence contains two independent clauses, "Gina and Dave picked the wildflowers" and "we arranged them," which are joined by the coordinating conjunction "and." This makes the sentence a compound sentence.

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### Her mother went to the trade show, but Doreen stayed home.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given sentence consists of two independent clauses joined by the coordinating conjunction "but". Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the sentence is compound.

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### Wang and his brother looked at the problem and spotted the solution.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

A. Simple
Explanation
The phrase "Wang and his brother looked at the problem and spotted the solution" indicates that they were able to find the solution easily and without any complications. This suggests that the answer to the question is "Simple" as opposed to "Compound," which would imply a more complex or intricate solution.

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### Snow fell; winter was now upon us.

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Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given sentence consists of two independent clauses joined by a semicolon. Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the sentence is compound.

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### We could play a video game, or we could go to Jim's house.

• A.

Simple

• B.

Compound

B. Compound
Explanation
The given statement consists of two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "or." Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the statement is compound.

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