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Quiz: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

Quiz: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences

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Identify the structure of these sentences: simple (S); compound (C); complex (CX), or compound-complex (CCX).

  • Great literature stirs the imagination; furthermore, it challenges the reader’s intelligence.
  • Great literature that stirs the imagination will remain popular for many generations of readers.
  • When my son ran out of money for gas, I told him to get his bicycle out of the garage.
  • Pine Lake has the clearest water of all the lakes in the state.
  • Three jobs faced us when we reported for work; we did the hardest one first.
  • We had heard the assignment, but we did not understand it because the directions were confusing.
  • The bill that we received was shockingly high.
  • The ancient furnace in our old house stopped working sometime during the coldest night of the year.
  • In an auditorium of this size, you must speak louder, or your audience will not hear you.
  • The student body at our school was dismissed early, but nobody in my class went home early.
  • The latest report from the Treasury Department showed a small improvement in the national economy.
  • His stories are always very long and boring, but we always listen to be polite.
  • The new car he bought last month is already in the repair shop.
  • Luis was enthusiastic about his new job.

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Students identify sentences as being simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex in structure. Fifteen problems; answer key included.

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Quiz: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex Sentences