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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Compound Sentences

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of compound sentences.

1.

Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

  Dick eats his dinner, and he goes for a walk every night.
  Dick eats his dinner at home every night.
     
2.

Which of the following sentences is a compound sentences?

  Priscilla buys fruit and vegetables on Saturday.
  Priscilla buys fresh vegetables and makes a salad for dinner every Saturday.
     
3.

Choose the linking word or conjunction in this sentence: The students study hard, so they pass their exams.

  their
  so
  hard
     
4.

Choose the linking word or conjunction in this sentence: Angela likes going to parties, yet she also enjoys having a quiet evening with friends.

  yet
  also
  with
     
5.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Jeanette gets up early and has breakfast.
  Jeanette gets up early and had breakfast.
     
6.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Eddie walked into the office, took his seat, and turns on his computer.
  Eddie walks into the office, takes his seat, and turns on his computer.
     
7.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Darla worked in a sporting goods store last year, and now she works in an office.
  Darla worked in a sporting goods store last year, and now she worked in an office.
     
8.

Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?

  The mother gives her son a new bicycle and thanks her.
  The mother gives her son a new bicycle and he thanks her.
     
9.

Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?

  During the meeting, the boss asks the employees questions, but the employees cannot answer them.
  In the meeting, the boss asks the employees questions, but cannot answer them.
     
10.

Which sentence is a good compound sentence?

  The athletes finish their game and go to the pub.
  The farmers sell vegetables to the store, the store sells the vegetables to customers from the city.