Sentence type exercises and Quizzes

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Exercise 1

Analyse the following sentences. Identify which are simple, compound and complex sentences, and also the coordinating and subordinating words.

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1. The writer of the book thinks that people on welfare are sometimes stigmatised in society.

Sentence type:
Coordinating / subordinating words:

2. Many citizens are dissatisfied with the government as they are experiencing unprecedented economic difficulties.

Sentence type:
Coordinating / subordinating words:

3. University chiefs these days spend much of their time on fund-raising and publicity activities.

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Coordinating / subordinating words:

4. Students need good time management at university since they have numerous classes to attend and extra-curricular activities to take part in.

Sentence type:
Coordinating / subordinating words:

5. I queued for over an hour at the counter but still could not get a ticket.

Sentence type:
Coordinating / subordinating words:

6. The findings clearly indicate that more (not less) money should be allocated to the tertiary education sector if Hong Kong is to remain a truly international city.

Sentence type:
Coordinating / subordinating words:

7. John passed but Ken failed.

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Coordinating / subordinating words:

8. The student representatives will meet the university management next week.

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9. Mother Teresa, who dedicated her life to helping the poor and needy, died a few years ago.

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10. I finished the assignment early and took time to visit my grandparents in Tuen Mun.

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Exercise 2

Identify the following sentences as S=simple, CP=compound, CX=complex, CC=Compound-Complex. To make this easier, circle the subjects, underline the verbs, and cross out the prepositional phrases.

_____ 1.  The most popular sport in the world is soccer.

_____ 2.  People in ancient China and Japan had a form of soccer, and even Rome had a game that resembled soccer.

_____ 3. The game as it is played today got its start in England.

_____ 4. In the Middle Ages, whole towns played soccer on Shrove Tuesday.

_____ 5. Goals were built at opposite ends of town, and hundreds of people who lived in those towns would play on each side.

_____ 6. Such games resembled full-scale brawls.

_____ 7. The first side to score a goal won and was declared village champion.

_____ 8. Then both sides tended to the wounded, and they didn’t play again for a whole year.

_____ 9.  The rules of the game were written in the late 1800s at British boarding schools.

_____10.Now, nearly every European country has a national soccer team, and the teams participate in international tournaments.

_____11.For both rich and poor in Rome, public baths were a daily pleasure.

_____12.The baths were somewhat similar to modern health clubs, although they had little equipment for exercising.

_____13.Rome alone had 856 baths; most of them were private.

_____14.Citizens who became rich were expected to build baths for their fellow citizens, and many generously built huge marble facilities.

_____15.For the equivalent of about a quarter-penny, any Roman could be massaged, scrubbed, and soaked in a public bath.

_____16.First, bathers might exercise, and then they went to a hot, dry room to sweat.

_____17.Next, they visited a hot, steamy room, and the final stage was a plunge into ice-cold water.

_____18.After the citizens finished their baths, they would wrap themselves in towels and visit with friends or walk about the grounds.

_____19.The serious-minded could browse through the bath’s library.

_____20.They also sat around and played chess and checkers in game rooms.

Exercise 3

__ 1. Although it started to rain, we decided to continue our walk.

__ 2. There were books on the floor, under the table, and all about the room.

__ 3. She was going to school full-time and hoped to graduate in June.

__ 4. Transportation came to a halt as the steadily falling snow accumulated faster than

the snow plows could clear it away.

__ 5. Marie and Bill and I stayed up until four in the morning.

__ 6. Unless conditions change for her, she will spend the rest of her life working for

minimum wage in a dusty mill; there are thousands of women like her.

__ 7. She wanted to go, but her child was sick.

__ 8. Joe is smart; he will go far.

__ 9. As soon as Dick started a coin collection, his brother bought an album of rare

stamps.

__ 10. Nature is her passion in life, and colleagues say that she is a skilled naturalist.

Exercise 4

1. Pauline and Bruno have a big argument every summer over where they should spend their summer vacation.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

2. Pauline loves to go to the beach and spend her days sunbathing.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

3. Bruno, on the other hand, likes the view that he gets from the log cabin up in the mountains, and he enjoys hiking in the forest.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

4. Pauline says there is nothing relaxing about chopping wood, swatting mosquitoes, and cooking over a woodstove.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

5. Bruno dislikes sitting on the beach; he always gets a nasty sunburn.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

6. Bruno tends to get bored sitting on the beach, watching the waves, getting sand in his swimsuit, and reading detective novels for a week.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

7. This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

8. Bruno went to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and Pauline went to Cape Cod.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

9. Although they are 250 miles apart, they keep in constant contact on the internet.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

10. Bruno took the desktop computer that he uses at work, and Pauline sits on the beach with her laptop computer, which she connects to the internet with a cellular phone.
A. Simple Sentence
B. Compound Sentence
C. Complex Sentence
D. Compound-Complex Sentence

Exercise 5

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  1. Resistance to antibiotics is a worldwide problem, but medical experts list ways to help slow resistance and keep current drugs effective.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  2. When you go to the doctor with a cold or the flu, don’t automatically ask for antibiotics.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  3. Colds and flu are caused by viruses, and antibiotics don’t work to fight them, so you should discuss other remedies with your doctor.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  4. If the doctor prescribes antibiotics, follow directions and take all of the medicine.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  5. Not taking the medicine as prescribed could allow the infection to re-establish itself in your body and become more resistant to the drugs later.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  6. Taking more than one antibiotic at once or taking left over antibiotics in your medicine cabinet may increase the chance of resistance.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  7. Keep current with your vaccinations; this can prevent you from getting infectious diseases and needing the antibiotics.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  8. Remember to practice personal cleanliness as simple hand washing and proper food handling can help protect you from infectious diseases.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
  9. Improper use of antibiotics helps develop drug resistance, so many medicines that were strongly effective a few decades ago don’t work at all in the present.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex

10. When bacteria is resistant to antibiotics, the only option may be to remove the infection with surgery.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound/complex
11. Germs are smart, and if you use a lot of one drug in many patients, the germs will find a way to become immune to it.
a. simple
b. compound
c. complex
d. compound/complex

  1. While many factors are creating this problem of resistance, experts agree that a major cause is doctor’s tendency to easily prescribe antibiotics.
    a. simple
    b. compound
    c. complex
    d. compound/complex
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Exercise 6: determine the sentence type.

  1. Marcia, who is my sister, was treasurer of her class last year; this year she is president.
  2. The doctor whom I see is my friend’s grandfather.
  3. Do you know the date of our Math exam?
  4. The author who is touring several cities to promote his book will be in Chicago at the end of October.
  5. After school, the three of us went to the park and played basketball.
  6. Although I have read many books by John Steinbeck, my favorite is The Pearl.
  7. When Marcia was treasurer of her class last year, she was also president.
  8. We took a taxi home after the theatre.
  9. The policeman was not impressed by your alibi

10.  As soon as I heard the news, I rushed straight to the police.

11.  Amy watches football on television, but she never goes to a game

12.  If you give your details to our secretary, we will contact you when we have a vacancy

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