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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Complex Sentences

 
 

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

Example

Which sentence is a correct complex sentence?

I went to the doctor I was sick.
I went to the doctor because I was sick.
I was sick, so I went to the doctor.

The correct answer is "I went to the doctor because I was sick."



1.

Which sentence is a correct complex sentence?

  She made lunch when she is hungry.
  She makes lunch when she was hungry.
  She makes lunch when she is hungry.
     
2.

Which sentence is a correct complex sentence?

  After the old woman sold her house, she moved into an apartment.
  The old woman sold her house and moved into an apartment.
  The old woman sold her house, moved into an apartment, and bought a car.
     
3.

Which sentence is a correct complex sentence?

  Some students finished their assignment while others go to the beach.
  Some students finished their assignment while others went to the beach.
  The students finished their assignment and went to the beach.
     
4.

Which sentence has the correct subject + verb agreement?

  We enjoy going to that bank because it have friendly staff.
  We enjoy going to that bank because it has friendly staff.
     
5.

Which sentence has the correct subject + verb agreement?

  Sarah and Mary like soccer because it are an exciting team sport.
  Sarah and Mary like soccer because it is an exciting team sport.
     
6.

Which sentence has the correct verb tenses?

  Susan started to cross the empty street when a car drives quickly toward her.
  Susan started to cross the empty street when a car drove quickly toward her.
     
7.

Which sentence has the correct verb tenses?

  Janet looked for a wedding dress after she decided to get married.
  Janet looked for a wedding dress after she decides to get married.
     
8.

Which sentence has the correct verb tenses?

  Although David started a new job five months ago, now he wants to change jobs again.
  Although David started a new job five months ago, now he wanted to change jobs again.
     
9.

Which sentence has the correct punctuation?

  If you want to pass your English course you will have to work hard.
  If you want to pass your English course, you will have to work hard.
     
10.

Which sentence has the correct punctuation?

  We can't go to the movie until Tom arrives.
  We can't go to the movie, until Tom arrives