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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.1b

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Compound Sentences (Grade 6)

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Compound Sentences

1. 
A compound sentence has                        .
  1. one dependent clause
  2. one independent clause
  3. two dependent clauses
  4. two independent clauses
2. 
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.
3. 
Choose the correctly written compound sentence.
  1. Although the twins look alike, they act completely different.
  2. Andy and Sandra love to sing and dance.
  3. Abby rode her bike with no training wheels, but her dad had to stand beside her.
  4. But she doesn't want to go to school today.
4. 
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.
5. 
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.
6. 
Two independent clauses in a compound sentence are connected by
  1. a transition word.
  2. a verb.
  3. a conjunction.
  4. a common denominator.
7. 
Why should you use compound sentences?
  1. to connect ideas
  2. to add detail
  3. to contrast information
  4. all of the above
8. 
Which conjunction is used to contrast two ideas in a compound sentence?
  1. but
  2. or
  3. so
  4. and
9. 
Combine the two sentences into a single sentence.

Mike bought new shoes.
He wore them on the first day of school.



10. 
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.

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