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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Combining Sentences Questions

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Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which option correctly combines the following two simple sentences to create a compound sentence?

Marisol plays the harp.
She is not very good.
  1. Marisol plays the harp, but she is not very good.
  2. Marisol is not very good at playing the harp.
  3. When she plays the harp, Marisol is not very good.
  4. Although she is not very good, Marisol plays the harp.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which is the BEST way to combine the following sentences?

Chandra bought the puzzle. She wrapped the puzzle.
  1. Chandra bought the puzzle, and wrapped the puzzle.
  2. Chandra bought and wrapped the puzzle.
  3. Chandra wrapped the puzzle after she bought the puzzle.
  4. Wrapping the puzzle, Chandra bought it.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which option correctly combines the following two simple sentences to create a compound sentence?

I like cats.
Orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  1. Even though dogs are cute, I like cats and orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  2. I like cats and orange-striped cats are my favorite.
  3. Orange-striped cats are my favorite cats.
  4. I like orange-striped cats.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1
Choose the best way to combine the two sentences.

John lived on a farm.
He had a horse of this own that he loved to ride.
  1. John he had a horse of his own on the farm where he lived.
  2. John lived on a farm, and he had a horse of his own that he loved to ride.
  3. John loved to ride his horse on the farm.
  4. John loved to ride his horse he loved, and they lived on a farm.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3
Why should you combine sentences?
  1. To make a smoother sentence
  2. To make a more detailed sentence
  3. To keep writing from being choppy
  4. All of the above
Grade 6 Combining Sentences
The authorities refused to criticize the king. The ship was doomed to sink.

What is the BEST way to combine the sentences above using a subordinating conjunction?
  1. The authorities refused to criticize the king even though the ship was doomed to sink.
  2. The authorities refused to criticize the king, if the ship was doomed to sink.
  3. The authorities refused to criticize the king, so the ship was doomed to sink.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences
Which of these combines the following sentences correctly?

Stacey likes math. Stacey likes art.
  1. Stacey likes math but art.
  2. Stacey likes math or art.
  3. Stacey likes math and art.
  4. Stacey likes math not art.
Grade 6 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3
Choose all of the ways you can combine sentences.
  1. Combine with phrases
  2. Combine with key words
  3. Combine with a longer sentence
  4. None of the above
Grade 6 Combining Sentences
Which one combines two sentences correctly?
  1. It rained hard in Oklahoma, Texas did not get as much rain.
  2. It rained hard in Oklahoma Texas did not get as much rain.
  3. It rained hard in Oklahoma then Texas did not get as much rain.
  4. It rained hard in Oklahoma, but Texas did not get as much rain.
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