English lesson: Type sentence activity with solution (pdf download)

Sentence Types Directions:

Read and analyze each sentence. Circle the predicates and underlines the subjects. Draw a line separating the clauses in the sentence. Write the sentence type on the line.

  • Simple Sentence: a sentence that has only one clause. Compound Sentence: a
    sentence with two or more clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction.
  • Complex Sentence: two or more clauses joined with a subordinating conjunction.
  • Compound-Complex: three or more clauses joined by coordinating and subordinating conjunctions. Example: Mom did the dishes.

It is cold in the classroom | but it is hot in the hall S P (simple sentence) S P S P (Compound sentence)

  • Coordinating Conjunctions: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so.
  • Conjunctions: as, because, although, since, before, when, once, if, even if, whatever, whenever, during, until, unless, wherever, whether, while, as if, even if, that

Activity  :

1. When I get home from school, I’m going to take a nap.

2. I got in trouble so I can’t go to the party,

but it would have been fun.

3. Being alone can be scary unless you keep yourself busy.

4. Mr. Morton, the best reading teacher in the world, taught me sentence structure. 5. Keith, Carrie, and Kyle bought donuts and ate them down by the river.

6. I left early so that I could get some work done, but I’ll be back soon.

7. Crossing the street is dangerous if you don’t look both ways before you cross.

8. If you don’t want to study, you should stay home, but you may regret it.

9. Every time I go to mall, I spend all of my money on things that I don’t need.

10. Mom said that I can go to the museum with you but I have to be home early.

11. Modern Warfare is a fun game but no game is better than Ms. Pac-Man.

12. Todd and Nick are eating chips and salsa on a park bench before dinner.

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