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Sixth Grade (Grade 6) Sentence Structure Questions

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Grade 6 Phrases and Clauses
Grade 6 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.1.1j
Grade 6 Types of Sentences
Which sentence is complex?
  1. Before scientists invented telescopes, the moon was a mystery.
  2. The viewer looked into the special machine.
  3. Trained bears were the star of the film.
  4. People in earlier days wrote letters or sent telegrams.
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 Types of Sentences
Which sentence is complex?
  1. Paris is an old city, but Rome is even more ancient.
  2. You can see paintings or go to the opera.
  3. The Navajo, and the Iroquois are Native Americans.
  4. It is possible to see the earth rise over the horizon if you are standing on the moon.
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 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.6.3, L.6.3a
Which sentence is a simple sentence?
  1. We like to eat cheese.
  2. We like to eat cheese, although some cheeses are disgusting.
  3. In the mornings, we like to eat cheese on our eggs and toast.
  4. In the mornings, before we go to school, we like to eat cheese.
Grade 6 Phrases and Clauses
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 Fragments and Run-ons
Grade 6 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.1.2, L.1.2b
In the sentence below, which punctuation mark should Jarvez use and why?

Rex was the lead dog.
  1. ? because the sentence is an interrogative sentence and asks a question.
  2. . because the sentence is an imperative sentence and gives a command.
  3. . because the sentence is a declarative sentence and makes a statement.
  4. ! because the sentence is an exclamatory sentence and shows strong feeling.
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