Types Of Sentences II

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You got it. Tell me if it's simple, compound, complex or compound-complex.
Remember -- look for your subject/verbs, then your conjunctions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Alejandro played football, so Maria went shopping.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    B. Compound
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains two independent clauses connected by the coordinating conjunction "so." Each clause can stand alone as a complete sentence. Therefore, the sentence is compound.

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  • 2. 

    Alicia goes to the library and studies every day.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    A. Simple
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Alicia goes to the library and studies every day" consists of only one independent clause, making it a simple sentence. There are no dependent clauses or additional conjunctions present, indicating that it is a straightforward statement.

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  • 3. 

    If he changes his mind, we shall know for sure that Joe has learned his lesson, but only time will tell.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    D. Compound-complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains two independent clauses ("If he changes his mind" and "we shall know for sure that Joe has learned his lesson") connected by the coordinating conjunction "but." Additionally, it includes a dependent clause ("only time will tell"). Therefore, the sentence is a compound-complex sentence, as it consists of both compound and complex elements.

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  • 4. 

    After they finished studying, Juan and Maria went to the movies.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is classified as a complex sentence because it consists of an independent clause "Juan and Maria went to the movies" and a dependent clause "After they finished studying". The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence, and it is dependent on the independent clause for meaning. Therefore, the sentence meets the criteria for a complex sentence structure.

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  • 5. 

    I tried to speak Spanish, and my friend tried to speak English.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

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

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  • 6. 

    Three armed men forced the employees into the backroom of the bank and tied them up.

    • A.

    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that three individuals with weapons entered the bank and compelled the workers to go to the backroom. Once there, they restrained the employees by tying them up.

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  • 7. 

    If the team wants to win another championship, it will need to start practice earlier.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains a dependent clause ("If the team wants to win another championship") and an independent clause ("it will need to start practice earlier"). This combination of an independent and dependent clause makes it a complex sentence.

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  • 8. 

    Those clouds promise rain; we should hurry before we get caught in a flash flood.

    • A.

    Explanation
    Tough one. Here, the semicolon is acting as a coordinating conjunction (like 'and').

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  • 9. 

    When he handed in his homework, he forgot to give the teacher the last page.

    • A.

      Simple

    • B.

      Compound

    • C.

      Complex

    • D.

      Compound-complex

    Correct Answer
    C. Complex
    Explanation
    The given sentence is an example of a complex sentence because it consists of an independent clause ("When he handed in his homework") and a dependent clause ("he forgot to give the teacher the last page"). The dependent clause cannot stand alone as a complete sentence, and it relies on the independent clause for its meaning.

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