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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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Sentence Structure (Grade 6)

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Sentence Structure

1. 
Combine the two sentences into a single sentence.

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



2. 
Choose all of the ways you can combine sentences.
  1. Combine with phrases
  2. Combine with key words
  3. Combine with a longer sentence
  4. None of the above
3. 
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.
4. 
A                        is a word or word group that contains a subject and a verb and that expresses a complete thought.
5. 
Two independent clauses in a compound sentence are connected by
  1. a transition word.
  2. a verb.
  3. a conjunction.
  4. a common denominator.
6. 
Which conjunction is used to contrast two ideas in a compound sentence?
  1. but
  2. or
  3. so
  4. and
7. 
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
8. 
Rewrite the following simple sentence as two separate simple sentences.

Summer and Madison both take music lessons weekly.



9. 
The following statement is a fragment:
Thousands of years old.
  1. True
  2. False
10. 
Which group of words shows how to combine the following two ideas in a compound sentence?

Mr. Dean offers to sell his bike. Becky's mother agrees to buy it.
  1. When Mr. Dean offers to sell his bike, Becky's mother agrees to buy it.
  2. Mr. Dean offers to sell his bike, and Becky's mother agrees to buy it.
  3. Becky's mother agrees to but the bike; but Mrs. Dean offers to sell it.
  4. Becky's mother agrees to buy the bike that Mr. Dean offers to sell.
11. 
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.
12. 
Change the following compound sentence into two simple sentences.

People saw shop figures as old-fashioned, so shopkeepers stopped using them.



13. 
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.
14. 
Which sentence is correct?
  1. The senator building was wired.
  2. Every state has two senators.
  3. Our senator was pickled.
  4. Your house is a senator.
15. 
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.
16. 
Which sentence is correct?
  1. They has no service.
  2. The service starts at noon.
  3. He was service to that family.
  4. That family had many indentured services.
17. 
Which sentence is correct?
  1. She went badly to school.
  2. She wants badly to school.
  3. She wants to go to school badly.
  4. She wanted badly to school.
18. 
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.
19. 
Combine the following sentences with an adjective.

They had to wait in a line to see the movie.
The line was long.



20. 
Combine the following two sentences using an appositive.

On Saturdays, Alisha likes to make pancakes for breakfast.
Alisha is my sister.



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