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Identify whether each sentence is complex, an exclamation, declarative, or interrogative.

1. Tim likes soup, so Mary bought tomatoes. ----- Complex

2. Oh no! ----- Exclamation

3. Do you want to play in the Garden? ----- Interrogative

4. In the story, the author told how useful a sled can be. ----- Complex

5. She plays the piano. ----- Declarative

6. I love u! ----- Exclamation

7. My brother baked a cake last night. ----- Declarative

8. The car broke down, but a rescuer van arrived within minutes. ----- Complex

9. If you leave late, take a cab home. ----- Complex

10. What did you name your new puppy? ----- Interrogative

  • English -

    All are correct except #8.

    8. The car broke down, but a rescuer van arrived within minutes. ----- Complex

    Actually this is a compound sentence, but none of the other labels fit it. Here's the difference:

    Compound sentence = two independent clauses, joined by comma and coordinating conjunction or semicolon
    (This means that you have two simple sentences connected by a comma and conjunction, such as this: The car broke down, and the van arrived.)

    Complex sentence = one independent and at least one dependent clause
    (This means that you have one simple sentence connected to a dependent clause, such as this: Take a cab home [<~~independent clause] if you leave late [<~~dependent clause].)

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sentences.htm
    and
    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/sentences.htm#sentence_types

  • English -

    Yes! Thank you for explaining difference between compound sentence and complex sentence.

    Should I leave it as a complex sentence because none of the other labels fit it, or mark it as a “compound sentence”?

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    I'd mark it as compound, and then let your teacher know you understand the difference!

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    Thank you! I appreciated.

  • English -

    You're very welcome!

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    Dainel decide before he was tempted

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