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Combining Sentences Questions - All Grades

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Grade 2 Combining Sentences
What is the BEST way to combine the sentences below?

I have a book. I have not read it yet.
  1. I have a book, so I have not read it yet.
  2. I have a book, but I have not read it yet.
  3. I have a book, I have not read it yet.
Grade 4 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1f
Choose the answer that correctly combines the following sentences.

Is the weather warm?
Do I need a sweater?
  1. Is the weather warm enough for a sweater?
  2. Warm is not weather and so I need a sweater.
  3. The sweater is for when the weather is not warm.
  4. Is the weather warm, or do I need a sweater?
Grade 3 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Choose the answer that correctly combines the following sentences.

Stanley likes to paint pictures of lions.
Stanley likes to paint pictures of horses.
  1. Stanley likes to paint pictures of lions and horses.
  2. Stanley likes to paint pictures. Of horses and lions.
  3. Stanley likes to paint pictures of lions; pictures of horses.
  4. Stanley likes to paint pictures; lions and horses.
Grade 3 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1h
Choose the best way to combine these two sentences.

My family went to the park yesterday. We had a great time.
  1. My family went to the park yesterday having a great time.
  2. My family went to the park yesterday, and we had a great time.
  3. My family went to the park, had a great time yesterday.
  4. My family went to the park and we had a great time yesterday.
Grade 3 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1, L.3.1i
Mary is running the water.
Sally is putting the dog in the tub.

Which of the following correctly combines the sentences into a compound sentence and keeps the same meaning?
  1. Mary is running the water and putting the dog in the tub.
  2. Sally is running the water and putting the dog in the tub.
  3. Mary is running the water, and Sally is putting the dog in the tub.
  4. Sally is running the water, and Mary is putting the dog in the tub.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the most effective revision to make in sentence 6?
  1. Her name, which means "little girl" in a native Australian language, was first given to her father's favorite crocodile.
  2. Since her name was first given to her father's favorite crocodile, it means "little girl" in a native Australian language.
  3. Her name was first given to her father's favorite crocodile, it means "little girl" in a native Australian language.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the BEST way to combine sentences 12 and 13?
  1. There she helped care for several animals and a giant Galápagos land tortoise.
  2. There she helped care for several animals, Harriet, a giant Galápagos land tortoise.
  3. There she helped care for several animals, including Harriet, a giant Galápagos land tortoise.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the best way to combine the following two sentences?

Nicole is my older sister. Nicole likes to cook.
  1. Nicole. My oldersister, likes to cook.
  2. Nicole, my older sister, likes to cook.
  3. Nicole my older sister. Likes to cook.
  4. Nicole. My older sister. Likes to cook.
Grade 3 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.3.1i
What is the BEST way to combine the sentences below into a compound sentence?
Thunder and lightning happen together. We see lightning first because light travels
faster than sound.
  1. Thunder, lightning and light travel faster than sound.
  2. Thunder and lightning happen together, but we see lightning first because light travels faster than sound.
  3. Thunder and lightning happen together, we see lightning first because light travels faster than sound.
  4. Thunder and lightning happen together, or we see lightning first because light travels faster than sound.
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 8 Combining Sentences
Combine the sentences to make one sentence that uses a participle.
The bird picked a up a cup. The cup was floating.
  1. The floating cup picked up a bird.
  2. The cup was floating.
  3. The bird is picking up a cup.
  4. The bird picked up a floating cup.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Jerry bought a house yesterday. He had been saving money for months.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with a participle phrase?
  1. Jerry bought a house yesterday because he had been saving money for months.
  2. Jerry, saving money for months, bought a house yesterday.
  3. Jerry bought a house yesterday saving money for months.
  4. Jerry had been saving money for months and he bought a house yesterday.
Grade 5 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1, L.5.1b
Read the following sentences.
(1) My family meets for a picnic every summer.
(2) The picnic is a custom that started many years age.
Which sentence that combines the two ideas uses the present perfect tense?
  1. My family has continued the custom of meeting for a family picnic every summer for many years.
  2. My family will continue the custom of meeting for a family picnic every summer for many years.
  3. The picnic is a custom every summer that my family started many years ago.
  4. The picnic is a custom every summer that my family will continue many years.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the best way to combine the following two sentences?

Mr. Duarte organized the art show. Mr. Duarte is an ELD teacher.
  1. Organizing the art show, Mr. Duarte is an ELD teacher.
  2. Mr. Duarte an ELD teacher, organizing the art show.
  3. Organized the art show, Mr. Duarte is an ELD teacher.
  4. Mr. Duarte, an ELD teacher, organized the art show.
Grade 9 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b
He looked at the trophy. He was proud of his victory.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an absolute phrase?
  1. He looked at the trophy, proud of his victory.
  2. He looked at the trophy, and he was proud of his victory.
  3. Proud of his victory, at the trophy, he looked.
  4. He looked proud of his victory at the trophy.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the best way to combine the following two sentences?

I read about the war. I learned about the people from both countries.
  1. Read about the war, I learned about the people from both countries.
  2. I learning about the people from both countries, I read.
  3. Learning about the people of both countries, I read about war.
  4. Reading about the war, I learned about the people from both countries.
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
What would be the best way to combine these two sentences?

Summer is just around the corner.
It is the hottest season of the year.
  1. Summer, the hottest season of the year, is just around the corner.
  2. The hottest season of the year is summer and it is just around the corner.
  3. The hottest season of the summer is just around the corner.
  4. The hottest season, summer is just around the corner.
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the best way to combine the following two sentences?

We enjoy family time. We spend one evening together each week.
  1. Because we enjoy family time, we spend one evening together each week.
  2. We spend one evening together each week, enjoying family time.
  3. We enjoy family time and we spend one evening together each week.
  4. No change
Grade 7 Combining Sentences
What is the best way to combine the following two sentences?

Jacob watches the parade. Jacob likes the sounds and colors.
  1. Jacob watches the parade and he likes the sounds and colors.
  2. While watching the parade, Jacob likes the sounds and colors.
  3. Jacob watching the parade likes the sounds and colors.
  4. While watching the parade, the sounds and colors are liked by Jacob.
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