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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.