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Chapter 16. Sentence classifications > Multiple-choice questions

Multiple-choice questions

1: Identify the simple sentence from the following sentences.
  1. While I was on the phone

  2. I arrived at the hotel, and I ate dinner.

  3. Josephine turned on her computer.

2: Identify the compound sentences.
  1. The manager ordered dinner for her employees.

  2. I slept late, and I was late to work.

  3. My computer screen, which is relatively small, has a glare in the afternoon.

  4. My friend offered me a piece of candy, but I was already chewing gum.

  5. While we were moving into our new office, we dropped my desk.

3: Identify the complex sentences.
  1. I’m tired, but I need to continue working.

  2. Until George read the last minutes, we couldn’t start the meeting.

  3. Before I left for lunch, I finished the report.

  4. Ashley felt under the weather, and she drove herself home.

  5. The billing statement, which will be mailed, outlines the company’s charges.

4: Identify the compound-complex sentence from the following sentences.
  1. She works in San Diego, but her husband works in Los Angeles, where they both live.

  2. After work, while I talked on the phone, I prepared dinner.

  3. When he began to speak, the president was surprised.




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