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Common Core Standard L.3.1i Questions

Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.

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Grade 3 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
What do you need in a complex sentence?
  1. subordinating conjunction
  2. conjunction
  3. run-on
  4. fragment
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Choose the correct way to combine each pair of sentences into one compound sentence.

Bob dries the dishes. Mary puts them away.
  1. Bob dries, the dishes but Mary puts them away.
  2. Bob dries the dishes but, Mary puts them away.
  3. Bob dries the dishes, Mary puts them away.
  4. Bob dries the dishes, but Mary puts them away.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Combine the sentences.

The boys play ball. The girls play ball.
  1. The boys and girls play ball.
  2. The boys play ball and the girls play ball.
  3. The boys play ball and the girls.
Grade 3 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Which choice correctly combines the sentences below to create a compound sentence?

She saw a dog run in front of her. She fell off her bike.
  1. She saw a dog run in front of her, so she stopped and fell off her bike.
  2. She saw a dog in front of her, so she fell off her bike.
  3. She saw a dog in front of her, but she fell off her bike.
  4. She saw a dog in front of her which caused her to fall off her bike.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Combine the sentences correctly.

I met Nancy first. I introduced her to all the kids.
  1. I met Nancy first and introduced her to all the kids.
  2. I met Nancy first and I introduced her to all the kids.
  3. I introduced her to all the kids first.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Which sentence has a compound predicate?
  1. I fished for four hours and then cleaned my catch.
  2. Fishing and camping are my favorite activities.
  3. While camping in a tent, I heard strange noises at night.
  4. I caught many different kinds of fish at the lake.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Which sentence has a compound predicate?
  1. The ball flew through the air.
  2. Stacey and Will ran to catch the ball.
  3. The pitcher tossed the ball and jumped out of the way.
  4. The batter slid into home plate.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Which is a simple sentence with a compound subject?
  1. The cardinals and blue birds love the new food in the bird feeder.
  2. My sister, Sharon, wrote a book about first graders.
  3. The deer ate all of the new plants in the yard.
  4. The squirrels gatherf nuts for the winter.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Which is a simple sentence with a compound subject?
  1. Timothy reads and John plays sports.
  2. Timothy loves to read and also enjoys biking.
  3. Mr. Smith and his brother built a boat.
  4. Mr. Smith's brother also likes to ride motorcycles.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Combine the sentences.

My friend likes to play football. My friend enjoys reading.
  1. My friend likes to play football and my friend enjoys reading.
  2. My friend likes to read and enjoys football.
  3. My friend likes to play football and enjoys reading.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Choose the correct way to combine each pair of sentences into one sentence with a compound predicate.

The teacher wrote on the board.
The teacher discussed the notes.
  1. The teacher wrote on the board, and he discussed the notes.
  2. The teacher wrote on the board, discussed the notes.
  3. The teacher wrote on the board and discussed the notes.
  4. The teacher discussed the notes on the board.
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
Grade 3 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Combine the sentences correctly.

She smiled at everyone. She made friends easily.
  1. She smiled at everyone and she made friends easily.
  2. She smiled at everyone.
  3. She smiled at everyone and made friends easily.
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