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Compound-Complex Sentences (Grade 8)

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Compound-Complex Sentences

1. 
Choose the correct option for the question.

A compound/ complex sentence contains
  1. one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause.
  2. two or more independent clauses and no subordinate clauses.
  3. two or more independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause.
  4. one independent clause and not subordinate clause.
2. 
Dogs love chasing after tennis balls, and they love to go for a swim, even when the temperature is a little cold.
  1. simple
  2. compound-complex
  3. complex
  4. compound
3. 
Identify the sentence type.

Eagerly, we unpacked the tent, and my uncle who had been in the Army helped us set it up in the side yard.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
4. 
Identify the sentence type.

Madison went to Paris during the winter vacation, but her best friend stayed home because she had made other plans with some friends.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
5. 
Classify each of the following sentences as S for simple, Cd for Compound, Cx for complex, or Cd-Cx for compound-complex.

1. Madison, Amber and Kimmy taught me how to skate.

2. If you are a surfer, you may enjoy skateboarding, for the sport is similar to surfing.
  1. Cd, Cx
  2. Cx, Cd
  3. S, Cd-Cx
  4. Cd, Cd
6. 
Read the following sentence and choose the answer the identifies its sentence type:

As it happens, you are right, and I am wrong.
  1. simple sentence
  2. compound sentence
  3. complex sentence
  4. compound-complex sentence
7. 
Read the sentence and choose the answer that identifies the type of sentence:

The clock's minute hand is moving, but the second hand has stopped.
  1. simple sentence
  2. compound sentence
  3. complex sentence
  4. compound-complex sentence
8. 
Read the sentence and choose the answer that identifies the type of sentence:

Before the sun rises, she runs two miles or exercises.
  1. simple sentence
  2. compound sentence
  3. complex sentence
  4. compound-complex sentence
9. 
Why should compound-complex sentences be used sparingly?
  1. They take too long to write
  2. They can become wordy and confusing
  3. They sound funny
  4. They should not be used sparingly
10. 
Add a dependent clause to following sentence to make it a compound-complex sentence.

Alexis went to the amusement park and she had a very good time.



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