Identifying the Structure of Sentences

Identify the structure of each of the following sentences as either simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex

1. If this offense is reported, he will receive a severe fine.

2. The apples, peaches, and pears are in the refrigerator. <-- simple

3. Father will fly home from Dallas tomorrow, or he will phone the family. <-- Complex

4. Antoinette carefully described the people that she had seen. <--- simple

5.The room is dark in the morning, but sunlight floods it in the afternoon. <-- complex

6. Gilberto left suddenly in the middle of the school committee meeting and did not reappear until more than two hours later. <-- compound

7. She gave him a battered copy of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, and he used it until his fiancee gave him a new dictionary of quotations. <-- complex

8. The book is very long; it does, nevertheless, have many interesting passages. <-- compound-complex

9. Marco Polo was born on the walled island of Korcula in the Adriatic. <--- simple

10. She described the method that she had used to save her brother’s life. <-- simple

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  1. 1. ??
    2. yes
    3. no
    4. no
    5. no
    6. no
    7. no
    8. no
    9. yes
    10. no

    Study these:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sentence_clause_structure#Simple_sentences

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    Writeacher
  2. 1 ?
    2. s - yes
    3. cx - no
    4. s - no
    5. cx - no
    6. cd - no
    7. cx - no
    8. cd/cx - no
    9. s - yes
    10. s - no

    Please study this site.
    http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htm

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    Ms. Sue
  3. 1. simple
    3. compound
    4. compound
    5. compound
    6. complex
    7. compound-complex
    8. complex
    10. complex

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  4. 1. simple - no
    3. compound - yes
    4. compound - no
    5. compound - yes
    6. complex - no
    7. compound-complex - yes
    8. complex - no
    10. complex - yes

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    Ms. Sue
  5. ok corrections:

    1. compound
    4. complex
    6. compound-complex
    8. compound

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  6. They must be right because you only had three choices for each sentence. I've checked two of your answers, already.

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    Ms. Sue
  7. ok thank you

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  8. Nice info for everyone

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