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Chapter 17. Unit summary: Effective sentences > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Explain the different elements in a sentence.
2: What are the different types of sentences?
3: Define a declarative sentence.
4: Define an interrogative sentence.
5: Define an imperative sentence.
6: Define an exclamative sentence.
7: To be complete, every sentence must contain both a phrase and a clause. True or False?
8: Identify the subject, verb, and complement in the following sentence.

The manager worked overtime.

9: The following sentence is a simple sentence: “The new high-speed computer with the 21-inch monitor crashed.” True or False?
10: Choose the best description for the following sentence: “The doctor told Charlie to lose weight and exercise vigorously for 45 minutes a day.”
  1. This sentence has two independent clauses.

  2. This sentence has no independent clauses.

  3. This sentence has one independent clause.

11: Classify the following sentences.

Sentence Classification
They decided to take separate vacations this year. 
Although they are miles apart, they are in constant touch through the Internet. 
Bruno dislikes sitting on the beach because he always gets sunburned. 
Paul, on the other hand, watched the view from the log cabin up in the mountains, and then he went hiking in the forest. 





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