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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Compound Sentences

 
 

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

Example

Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?
Laura likes to be loud and make a lot of noise, but her husband prefers to be quiet.
Laura likes to make a lot of noise.

The correct answer is "Laura likes to be loud and make a lot of noise, but her husband prefers to be quiet."


1.

Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

  Diane eats her breakfast, and she goes for a walk every day before work.
  Diane eats her breakfast before work every day.
     
2.

Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

  Penelope grows fruit and vegetables in her garden.
  Penelope grows fruit and vegetables in her garden, so she always has fresh produce in her house.
     
Choose the transition or conjunction in the following sentences.
   
3.

Their meeting was long, so they had a short break in the middle.

  their
  so
  in
     
4.

Angela likes living on the quiet farm, yet she also enjoys spending time in the busy city.

  yet
  also
  in
     
5.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Sandra leaves for work at 7:00 and arrives there at 7:20.
  Sandra leaves for work at 7:00 and arrive there at 7:20.
     
6.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Ernie drives into the garage, turns off the car, and get out.
  Ernie drives into the garage, turns off the car, and gets out of the car.
     
7.

Which of the following sentences has correct tense agreement?

  Daria spent many years studying archaeology, and now she is working on a dig in Peru.
  Daria spent many years studying archaeology, and now she worked on a dig in Peru.
     
8.

Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?

  The server gives his customers their meal and thank him.
  The server gives his customers their meal and they thank him.
     
9.

Which sentence shows the subject(s) correctly?

  During the demonstration, the supervisor asks the employees questions, but the employees cannot answer them.
  During the demonstration, the supervisor asks the employees questions, but cannot answer them.
     
10.

Which sentence is a good compound sentence?

  The construction workers work hard all day and go to the pub in the evening.
  The farmers sell produce to the store, the store sells the fruits and vegetables to customers from the city.
  Gary works as a computer technician in a tobacco company.