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Seventh Grade (Grade 7) Sentence Structure Questions

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Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.3
Two independent clauses in a compound sentence are connected by
  1. a transition word.
  2. a verb.
  3. a conjunction.
  4. a common denominator.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1a
Grade 7 Sentence Structure
Which of these sentences is NOT a sentence fragment?
  1. If you see very black soil.
  2. Each layer of soil has color.
  3. When you are in Georgia.
  4. During the rainy summer.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
While Mario talked to Jennifer, Jorge talked to Jose.

What does the above sentence contain?
  1. a dependent clause and an independent clause
  2. two dependent clauses
  3. two independent clauses
  4. a coordinating conjunction
Grade 7 Sentence Structure
Identify the compound subject:

New Orleans and New York remain favorite tourist attractions.
  1. favorite; tourist
  2. remain; attractions
  3. New Orleans; New York
Grade 7 Sentence Structure
Sentences that ask a question are called
  1. exclamatory.
  2. declarative.
  3. interrogative.
  4. inquisitive.
Grade 7 Types of Sentences
Identify sentence that is written correctly.
  1. The wind was very strong the damage was everywhere.
  2. Through the student doors in a hurry.
  3. Sally opened her gift it was a new IPod.
  4. These puppies are for sale by the owner for $100 each.
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Which sentence correctly changes the simple sentence into a complex sentence?

I made dinner.
  1. I made dinner and ate it.
  2. After the basketball game, I made dinner.
  3. I made dinner, but burned the rolls.
  4. I made dinner for my family.
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1b
Identify the complex sentence.
  1. Because we were stumped for a while, we became very discouraged.
  2. We all really like Jeff's suggestion.
  3. Who doesn't want someone else to wash their pet, clean their house, and mow their lawn?
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.3, L.7.3
A compound sentence has                        .
  1. one dependent clause
  2. one independent clause
  3. two dependent clauses
  4. two independent clauses
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1a
What is the compound subject in this sentence?

My teacher and my parents talked about my behavior in school.
  1. My teacher and me
  2. talked
  3. talked about my behavior
  4. My teacher and my parents
Grade 7 Sentence Structure
Identify the predicate:
The tiny kittens crawled out of the basket.
  1. kittens crawled
  2. crawled out of the basket
  3. out of the basket
Grade 7 Types of Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.3, L.7.1, L.7.1b, L.7.3
Why should you use compound sentences?
  1. to connect ideas
  2. to add detail
  3. to contrast information
  4. all of the above
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