Grammar and Composition

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1. After the snowstorm subsided, the anxious people shoveled their driveways, sidewalks, and porches.
a. this is a simple sentence
b. this is a compound sentence
c. this is a complex sentence
d. this is a compound-complex sentence

C

2. After the blizzard, many travelers were stranded at the airport, and they had to stay at nearby hotels to get some rest and make alternate travel plans in the morning.
a. this is a simple sentence
b. this is a compound sentence
c. this is a complex sentence
d. this is a compound-complex sentence

D

3. After the blizzard subsided.
a. sentence structure is correct
b. fragment--put a comma after "subsided" and finish the sentence
c. fragment--eliminate the word "after" and you have a complete thought
d. both B & C

D..? or b

4. We could study at my house, we could to go the library.
a. run-on--replace the comma with a semicolon to make a complete sentence
b. run-on--add the word "or" after the comma to make a complete sentence
c. run-on--replace the comma with a period and capitalize the "W" in we to make a complete sentence
d. all of the above are suggestions to fix the run-on

B

5. Will the band march in the parade, or will they play from the bleachers?
a. sentence structure is correct
b. run-on--change the comma to a semi-colon
c. run-on--eliminate the comma
d. none of the above are correct

A

6. After the Fourth of July holiday and during the first few weeks of July.
a. sentence structure is correct
b. fragment--put a comma after the second July and finish the sentence
c. run-on--put a comma after holiday
d. none of the above apply

B

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    2. A compound-complex sentence has at least one dependent (subordinate) and one independent clause. I don't see a dependent clause.

    3. D is correct.

    4. Although B is of course a good answer, all of the choices will correct the sentence.

    The others are correct.

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    so #2 will be-compound? or complex...


    aare you sure about #4?..because the first choice doesn't sound right.

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    #2 is a compound sentence. Do you know why?

    #4 is D

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    Yes, i get it
    Thanks

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