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Sentence Structure (Grade 7)

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Sentence Structure

1. 
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.
2. 
Identify the sentence type.

Because her school computer had internet access, Savannah could learn more about Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
3. 
Identify the sentence type.

Joe, our current gangster ninja, was in a movie that premiered last weekend; she got Margi, Sam, Nick, Skylar and Alex front row seats.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
4. 
Classify each of the following sentences as S for simple, Cd for Compound, Cx for complex, or Cd-Cx for compound-complex.

1. Sam and Varun joined the wrestling team; they both talked Sultan into joining the team.

2. Margi won the academic bowl.

3. Diamonds are very valuable because they are very durable and brilliant, but Kristen prefers emeralds.
  1. Cx, S, S
  2. Cd, S, Cd-Cx
  3. S, Cd, Cx
  4. Cd-Cx, S, Cd
5. 
Identify the sentence type.

I hurried over to Varun's house and met Jared on the way.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
6. 
Classify each of the following sentences as S for simple, Cd for Compound, Cx for complex, or Cd-Cx for compound-complex.

1. Who sings "Moves like Jagger"?
2. Adele sings "Set fire to the Rain" and "Rolling in the Deep".
  1. S, Cx
  2. S, Cd
  3. Cd, S
  4. S, S
7. 
Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
  1. Ms. Hernandez jumped up and down in class - her students earned 90% advanced and proficient!
  2. Ms. Hernandez jumped up and down in class (her students earned 90% advanced and proficient)!
  3. Ms. Hernandez jumped up and down in class... her students earned 90% advanced and proficient!
  4. Ms. Hernandez jumped up and down in class her students earned 90% advanced and proficient!
8. 
Identify the sentence type.

Curtis fears all kinds of wild creatures, but his family, very kindly, does not tease him about his apprehensions.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound complex
9. 
Identify the DEPENDENT clause in the following sentence.

If I let a few days go by, I can usually calm myself down.
  1. If I let a few days go by
  2. I can usually calm myself down
  3. If I let
  4. Calm myself down
10. 
Classify each of the following sentences as S for simple, Cd for Compound, Cx for complex, or Cd-Cx for compound complex.

1. In the middle of the night, Royale awoke to a strange sound; he immediately screamed and fainted.

2. The noise awoke the others, and Curtis screamed for his momma.

3. Stan feared all kinds of wild creatures, but Joel did not tease him about his apprehensions.
  1. S, Cd, Cx
  2. S, S, S
  3. Cd, Cd, Cx
  4. Cd, Cd, Cd
11. 
Why should you use complex sentences?
  1. to add more detail
  2. to make a point
  3. to combine two sentences
  4. none of the above
12. 
Which choice correctly changes the following simple sentence into a complex sentence?

We visited the zoo.
  1. We visited the zoo, but we didn't see any monkeys.
  2. We visited the zoo because we wanted to see the lions.
  3. We visited the zoo and the aquarium.
  4. We visited the zoo during the summer.
13. 
Which of these is a complete sentence?
  1. Under the umbrella.
  2. I jumped over the puddle.
  3. My two friends and I.
  4. Being hungry all day.
14. 
Identify the INDEPENDENT CLAUSE in the following sentence:

Until you eat your supper, there will be no dessert for you!
  1. Until you eat your supper
  2. There will be no dessert for you
  3. Until you eat
  4. No dessert for you.
15. 
The                   consists of all the words that tell whom or what a sentence is about.
  1. complete subject
  2. simple subject
  3. complete predicate
16. 
A compound sentence has                        .
  1. one dependent clause
  2. one independent clause
  3. two dependent clauses
  4. two independent clauses
17. 
Classify each of the following sentences as S for simple, Cd for Compound, Cx for complex, or Cd-Cx for compound-complex.

1. Raksha and Jared fought over Mr. Bear the puppet; Mr. Bear wanted them to have joint custody.

2. Tyler Redmond won the Rising Star award, he received over $400 dollars in gift certificates.
  1. Cd, Cx
  2. Cx, S
  3. Cd, Cd
  4. Cd, S
18. 
Identify the sentence type.

Tyrese and Alexis both take music lessons.
  1. simple
  2. compound
  3. complex
  4. compound-complex
19. 
Which of these is a complete sentence?
  1. The beautiful bluebirds on the tree.
  2. Are flying over the tree.
  3. The bluebirds are flying over the tree.
  4. They flying bluebirds.
20. 
Which of these is a complete sentence?
  1. And saw the sunrise.
  2. When they thought they were safe.
  3. That is not true.
  4. Around the river.
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