English Grammar - Multiple Choice Quiz #7

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Q1. This is a compound sentence, because it contains two independent clauses joined by the co-ordinating conjunction "but."

Q2. This is a special type of compound sentence, where the two independent clauses -- "Achieving a formal education is a noble goal" and "it is important, however, to be fully wise ..." are joined by a semicolon instead of a co-ordinating conjunction.

Q3. This is a simple sentence, containing only one independent clause.

Q4. This is a complex sentence because it contains the dependent clause "as soon as you arrive in Montreal."

Q5. You are dealing with a compound predicate rather than a compound subject; thus, there is only one subject, "I."

6. This is a complex sentence, containing the independent clause "I will not have time to study for my exam" and the dependent clause "unless I can get Friday off from work" Note the subordinating conjunction "unless" at the beginning of the dependent clause.

Q7. This is a compound-complex sentence. First, it contains two independent clauses -- "John wanted to be here" and "he could not because he needed to visit" -- joined by the co-ordinating conjunction "but"; the second independent clause, however, contains the dependent clause "because he needed to visit his aging father in the hospital." making the sentence complex as well as compound.

Q8. This is a simple sentence: since it does not have a predicate, "because of the snow" is a phrase rather than a clause.

Q9. This is a complex sentence. At first glance, it might look like a compound-complex sentence because of the conjunction "and" joining the two dependent clauses "when the plane arrives" and "if the wanted criminal is on it"; however, there is only one independent clause in the sentence, so it cannot be compound.

Q10. This is a complex sentence since it contains the dependent clause "because it was snowinging."