Sentences (Types) 2
What time do you think it is? This is a question and is sometimes referred to as an interrogative sentence.

Sentences (Types) 2

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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.

See if you can get top marks in both quizzes!

1.
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
2.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
Stand up!
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
A command (imperative) uses an exclamation mark
3.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
The family is walking home.
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
A simple sentence has subject 'family' and verb
4.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
He wore a coat but the weather was fine.
Complex
Compound
Exclamatory
Simple
'He wore a coat'/'weather was fine' joined by 'but'
5.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
He wore a coat because it was raining.
Complex
Compound
Imperative
Simple
6.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
What time is it?
Command
Complex
Compound
Question
A question (an interrogative) needs a question mark
7.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
He was young and she was old.
Complex
Compound
Exclamatory
Simple
'He was young'/'she was old' joined by 'and'
8.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
We were late for tea.
Command
Complex
Compound
Simple
Simple: has subject 'we', verb 'were', object 'tea'
9.
Select the correct term for the following sentence.
The car started hesitantly.
Complex
Compound
Interrogative
Simple
Simple: has subject (car) + verb (started) as a minimum
10.
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': clause - can't stand alone
Author:  Sue Daish

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