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Sentence Structure Quiz

You can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It covers grammar explained on our Sentence Structure page.

1. A simple sentence consists of

one independent thought
one independent clause
a) one independent thought b) one independent clause

2. An independent clause contains

a subject and a verb
a subject and an object
a) a subject and a verb b) a subject and an object

3. A compound sentence consists of

one or more independent clauses
two or more independent clauses
a) one or more independent clauses b) two or more independent clauses

4. Independent clauses can be joined by using

a coordinating conjunction
a subordinating conjunction
a) a coordinating conjunction b) a subordinating conjunction

5. Which is a compound sentence?

I like walking on the beach with my dog.
I like walking but my dog likes running.
a) I like walking on the beach with my dog. b) I like walking but my dog likes running.

6. A complex sentence consists of an independent clause plus

a subordinating conjunction
a dependent clause
a) a subordinating conjunction b) a dependent clause

7. A dependent clause can begin with a relative pronoun or a

a subordinating conjunction
a coordinating conjunction
a) a subordinating conjunction b) a coordinating conjunction

8. "I like him because he’s funny." Which is the dependent clause?

I like him
because he’s funny
a) I like him b) because he’s funny

9. Which is a complex sentence?

I was late because I missed my train.
We got up late so I missed my train.
a) I was late because I missed my train. b) We got up late so I missed my train.

10. A compound-complex sentence consists of two or more independent clauses and

one or more dependent clauses
two or more dependent clauses
a) one or more dependent clauses b) two or more dependent clauses

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