English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Sentences (Complex) (Questions)

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In English, complex sentences have two or more clauses. A clause has a subject and verb: 'She was late, because the bus had stopped everywhere.' Subjects are 'she'/'bus' and verbs are 'was'/'stopped'.

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1. Select the correct term for the following.
He couldn't play his violin, because a string was broken.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
2. Select the correct term for the following.
Before he could play his violin, he had to mend it.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
3. Select the correct term for the following.
After he had mended his violin, he played it.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
4. Select the correct term for the following.
The sky was blue, however, it was starting to rain.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
5. Select the correct term for the following.
....... the pouring rain .......
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
6. Select the correct term for the following.
The rain poured down.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
7. Select the correct term for the following.
They had to stay indoors, because of the rain.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
8. Select the correct term for the following.
Although she had injured her hand, she played on.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
9. Select the correct term for the following.
....... her injured hand .......
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
10. Select the correct term for the following.
She had injured her hand but she played on.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
English Language: Middle School: Grades 6, 7 and 8 Quiz - Sentences (Complex) (Answers)
1. Select the correct term for the following.
He couldn't play his violin, because a string was broken.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
Complex sentences have two or more clauses
2. Select the correct term for the following.
Before he could play his violin, he had to mend it.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
A subordinate clause doesn't make sense by itself
3. Select the correct term for the following.
After he had mended his violin, he played it.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
A subordinate clause adds to the main clause
4. Select the correct term for the following.
The sky was blue, however, it was starting to rain.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
'Because'/'although' introduce subordinate clauses
5. Select the correct term for the following.
....... the pouring rain .......
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[x] Phrase
[ ] Simple
A phrase is a group of words
6. Select the correct term for the following.
The rain poured down.
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[x] Simple
Subject 'rain'; verb 'poured down'
7. Select the correct term for the following.
They had to stay indoors, because of the rain.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
'Because' often begins a subordinate clause
8. Select the correct term for the following.
Although she had injured her hand, she played on.
[x] Complex
[ ] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
Mark clauses off with commas to separate them
9. Select the correct term for the following.
....... her injured hand .......
[ ] Complex
[ ] Compound
[x] Phrase
[ ] Simple
A phrase is a group of words which can't stand alone
10. Select the correct term for the following.
She had injured her hand but she played on.
[ ] Complex
[x] Compound
[ ] Phrase
[ ] Simple
Two simple sentences joined = compound sentence