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Chapter 13. Sentence and Sensibility > Sentence Functions: The Four Tops - Pg. 130

Sentence and Sensibility 130 Face the Music But now it's time to see what's what, who's who, and where you're at with this sentence stuff. To do so, label each of the following sentences as simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex. ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. You never really learn to swear until you learn to drive. It takes about half a gallon of water to cook spaghetti, and about a gallon of water to clean the pot. Monday is an awful way to spend one-seventh of your life. Genetics explains why you look like your father and if you don't, why you should. To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles. Two wrongs are only the beginning. When oxygen is combined with anything, heat is given off, a process known as "constipation." To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research. Answers 1. complex 2. simple 3. complex 4. compound 5. simple 6. compound-complex 7. complex 8. simple 9. compound-complex 10. compound