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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Sentence Structure Questions

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Grade 5 Types of Sentences
What type of sentence is this?

Watch the performer fly through the air from one trapeze to another.
  1. declarative
  2. imperative
  3. interrogative
  4. exclamatory
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Choose the correctly written complex sentence.
  1. She likes to read, and she likes to write.
  2. Kate and Jonathan worked on their reports.
  3. Before she goes to bed, she must brush her teeth.
  4. Although she likes read mystery novels best.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Choose the correctly written compound sentence.
  1. Therefore, they did not have recess.
  2. She went to the mall and to the movies.
  3. She went to the doctor because she was ill.
  4. School was cancelled due to the bad weather, so the students stayed home.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences

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Identify the type of sentence below:

While you were watching the movie.
  1. simple
  2. fragment
  3. run-on
  4. compound
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Choose the correctly written complex sentence.
  1. Because reading is her favorite subject, she spends her weekends reading novels.
  2. After the sun goes down we will light the fire.
  3. She likes to clean, but she loves to cook.
  4. The doctor prescribed Tylenol, or the patient can take Motrin.
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
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 a puzzle.
  3. Chandra wrapped the puzzle after she bought the puzzle.
  4. Wrapping the puzzle, Chandra bought it.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences

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During the basketball game, he scored 13 points.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. compound-complex
  4. complex
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Identify the sentence type. Since we had only gone a mile from camp, we could turn back before dark.
  1. compound
  2. complex
  3. simple
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Choose the correctly written compound sentence.
  1. The teachers planned the lesson, they went to lunch.
  2. Abby missed the bus, but she made it to school on time.
  3. Charlie went to Disney World, he rode Splash Mountain.
  4. Florida is a great destination but it is very hot.
Grade 5 Phrases and Clauses
What is the DEPENDENT CLAUSE, also known as the subordinating clause, in the following sentence?

Although Bill was sick, he still went to work.
  1. Although
  2. he was still sick
  3. was sick
  4. Although Bill was sick
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
What would be the best way to combine these two sentences.

My band teacher taught me how to play three instruments.
My teacher's name is Ms. Godsey.
  1. Ms. Godsey is my band teacher, and, she taught me how to play three instruments.
  2. Ms. Godsey ,who taught me how to play three instruments, is my band teacher.
  3. Ms. Godsey, my band teacher, taught me how to play three instruments.
  4. Ms. Godsey is my band teacher because she taught me how to play three instruments.
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
Which sentence uses the helping verb to combine the sentences below correctly?

I had reached the street. I had glanced into the stores on both sides.
  1. I had reached and glanced into the street and stores on both sides.
  2. I had reached the street and glanced into the stores on both sides.
  3. I had reached the street and I had glanced into the stores on both sides.
  4. I reached the street and glanced into the stores.
Grade 5 Phrases and Clauses
Black smoke rose up the chimney.

In the sentence above, which group of words makes up a prepositional phrase?
  1. smoke rose up
  2. black smoke rose
  3. black smoke rose up
  4. up the chimney
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Teenagers love to help others, and they can be really good workers.
  1. compound
  2. simple
  3. complex
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
Which is the BEST way to combine the following sentences?

Paint spilled on the floor. Kevin spent the morning cleaning up the spilled paint.
  1. Kevin spilled paint on the floor; spent the morning cleaning the floor.
  2. Paint spilled on the floor, Kevin spent the morning cleaning up the spilled paint.
  3. Kevin spilled paint on the floor; spent the morning cleaning up the paint.
  4. Kevin spent the morning cleaning up the spilled paint on the floor.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Many teenagers work with older people in old age homes.
  1. compound
  2. simple
  3. complex
Grade 5 Fragments and Run-ons
Which of the following is a sentence fragment?
  1. Watching races takes up most of my weekend.
  2. Bring me the remote control.
  3. Although I like this show better than the other one.
  4. Why don't you sit and watch the program with me?
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Choose the sentence that contains the compound predicate.
  1. The students helped Mrs. Seal grade the test papers.
  2. Mr. Sims ran to the store and bought a drink.
  3. Mrs. Webber helped Joseph and Ryan.
  4. The teacher and principal met with her mother.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Which is an example of a double negative?
  1. I don't have anything to do today.
  2. She can't ever seem to get her act together.
  3. He was hardly never home.
Grade 5 Types of Sentences

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The winners were announced from the writing contest, and a girl from our class won!
  1. compound
  2. complex
  3. simple
  4. compound-complex
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