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Sentence Variety Quiz


Follow the directions to combine the following sentences in a variety of ways.

1. Chang practiced his speech all week.  He delivered it flawlessly. 

a) Write a compound sentencethat includes a coordinating conjunction. Make practiced the verb of the first independent clause.
Answer 1a


      b)Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction. Make delivered the verb of the first independent clause.             

Answer 1b


      c) Write a compound sentence that includes a transitional expression. The transitional expression will show effect.                                                               

Answer 1c


      d) Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

Answer 1d


       e) Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

Answer 1e


2. Zoe read the poem carefully.  She did not understand it.

        a) Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction.

        b) Write a compound sentence that includes a transitional expression.  The transitional expression will show contrast.
 
          c) Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

        d) Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

        e) Write a simple sentence.

3.  The Titanic was a well-built ship.  It sank on its first trip.

        a)  Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction.
       
        b)  Write a compound sentence that includes a transitional expression.

        c)   Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

        d)  Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

4.  Mario is a dependable teenager.  His neighbors often ask him to babysit.

        a)  Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction.  Make Mario the subject of the first independent clause.

         b)  Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction.  Make Mario's neighbors the subject of the first independent clause.

          c)  Write a compound sentence that includes a transitional expression.

          d)  Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

          e)  Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

5.  Tonia had saved all year for a car.  She did not buy one.  She loaned her brother tuition money.
           a)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with an independent clause and includes a coordinating conjunction.

           b)  Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

           c)  Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

           d)  Write a compound sentence that includes two coordinating conjunctions.

           e)  Write a compound sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction and a transitional expression.

           f)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause and includes a coordinating conjunction.

           g)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with an independent clause and includes a transitional expression.

6.  I want to go to the concert this weekend.  I cannot.  I have to help my parents.

            a)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with an independent clause and includes a coordinating conjunction.

            b)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with an independent clause and includes a transitional expression.

            c)  Write a compound sentence.

            d)  Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

            e)  Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

            f)  Write a compound-complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.


7.  My daughter broke her arm yesterday after school.  I spent the afternoon in the emergency room with her.
          
           a) Write a compound sentence with a coordinating conjunction.  Make daughter the subject of the first independent clause. 

           b)  Write a compound sentence with a coordinating conjunction.  Make I the subject of the first independent clause.

           c)  Write a compound sentence with a transitional expression.

           d)  Write a complex sentence that begins with a dependent clause.

           e)  Write a complex sentence that begins with an independent clause.

8.   Lucia planted a garden last spring.  Her tomatoes did not grow well.  She plans to analyze the soil.  She plans to do this before she plants again.

          a) Write a compound-complex sentence that includes a coordinating conjunction, a transitional expression, and a subordinating conjunction.


         b) Write a compound-complex sentence with two dependent clauses and two independent clauses.  Begin the sentence with a dependent clause and end the sentence with a dependent clause.