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Sentences (Types) 02
What time do you think it is? This is a question and is sometimes referred to as an interrogative sentence.

Sentences (Types) 02

This second quiz looks at three more types of sentence to use in your writing: simple, compound and complex. The first Sentence (Types) quiz introduced statements, questions, commands and exclamations.

This challenging quiz tests your ability to spot sentences with different functions, i.e. interrogative, declarative, exclamatory and imperative, as well as sentences with different structures, for example complex, compound and simple. If you need to revise these, be sure to check out the Sentences (Complex) quiz.

How many different sentence types can you spot here:

Although the path was clearly marked, she realised she had lost her way at some point during the afternoon, so, panicking, she began calling loudly, "Is anyone there? I'm lost. Help!"

The entire sentence is complex, since it has more than one clause and uses the connectives "although" and "so". The dialogue includes an interrogative ("Is anyone there?"), a declarative ("I'm lost") and a command ("Help!"). Learning to write well involves mastering a variety of sentence structures.

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1.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
She wore a coat but the weather was fine.
Complex
Compound
Exclamatory
Simple
Two sentences, "She wore a coat" and "the weather was fine" have been joined by "but"
2.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
They went home because it was getting late.
Complex
Compound
Interrogative
Simple
"Because it was getting late" is a clause which cannot stand alone
3.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
We were late for tea and our meal was cold.
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
A compound sentence joins simple sentences together using connectives such as "and", "or" and "but"
4.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
Stand up!
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
A command (imperative) uses an exclamation mark
5.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
The car started.
Complex
Compound
Interrogative
Simple
A simple sentence might only have the barest minimum of components: a subject (car) and a verb (started)
6.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
The family is walking home.
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
A simple sentence has a subject, "family", and a verb, "is walking". It might also have an object such as "home"
7.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
She wore a coat because it was raining.
Complex
Compound
Imperative
Simple
Connectives such as "because" add new information to the sentence and to the relationship between its parts, making the sentence more complex
8.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
What time is it?
Command
Complex
Compound
Question
A question (an interrogative) needs a question mark
9.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
He was young and she was old.
Complex
Compound
Exclamatory
Simple
Two simple sentences, "He was young" and "she was old" have been joined by "and"
10.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
We were late for tea.
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
This simple sentence has a subject, "we", a verb, "were", and an object, "tea"

 

Author:  Sue Daish

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