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1

What type of sentence is this?
Nepoleon was a very short man.

Declarative.

2

What type of sentence is this?
Please be nice to your brother.

Imperative

3

What is the subject of this sentence?
Get out of here.

You-is the subject, even though the word doesn't appear in the sentence. Often in imperative sentences, the listener is implied.

4

What kind of sentence is this?
Bill Clinton used to live in the White House.

Declarative.

5

What kind of sentence is this?
Grab me a drink while you're in there.

Imperative

6

What kind of sentence is this?
The Spurs won the championship!

Exclamatory

7

Is the following a simple sentence?
Helium is a noble gas.

Yes

8

Is the following a simple sentence?
David currently works as a mailman, but he's hoping to become a piano tuner.

No, this is a compound sentence.

9

Is the following sentence compound?
Julie and Sarah went for a run.

No. The presence of two subjects does not mean a sentence is compound

10

Is this sentence a compound sentence?
This camera costs less than that computer, but both are way out of my price range.

Yes. There are two independent clauses; therefore, it is a compound sentence.

11

Is the following a complex sentence?
4 My People Features Eve.

No

12

Is the following a complex sentence?
After the party, we headed to the hotel lobby.

Yes

13

T/F: A sentence must always contain at least one dependent clause.

False. A sentence must contain at least one independent clause, but it does not have to contain a dependent clause.

14

What kind of sentence is this?
For the first time in my life, I cooked dinner for my family.

A complex sentence, because it contains an independent clause and a dependent clause.

15

What kind of sentence is this?
Jack and Jill fell down the hill.

A simple sentence, because it contains only one independent clause.

16

What kind of sentence is this?
Jack rolled down the hill, and Jill ran down it.

A compound sentence, because it contains two independent clauses.

17

What kind of sentence is this?
Jack rolled halfway down the hill and ran the rest of the way.

It is a complex sentence, because it contains one independent clause and one dependent clause.

18

What is wrong with the following?
Julie is a singer. She has a great voice. She is a soprano in the choir. She has a solo in the spring concert.

The sentence structure never varies, which makes the paragraph boring.

19

What are the four sentence types (defined according to content)?

Declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory.

20

What kind of punctuation mark ends a declarative sentence?

A period

21

T/F: All sentences ending in periods are declarative.

False. Imperative sentences often end in periods as well.

22

T/F: Teachers love exclamation marks.

False. Most teachers consider exclamation marks a sign of an inexperienced writer.

23

What type of sentence is a teacher using when he orders you to do your homework?

Imperative

24

What are exclamatory sentences?

Exclamatory sentences convey strong emotion. They often end in exclamation marks.

25

What kind of sentence often ends with an "!"?

An exclamatory sentence.

26

Are most sentences declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory?

Most sentences are declarative.

27

What is a simple sentence?

A simple sentence is an independent clause with no dependent clauses. Both the subject and the predicate can be compound as long as there are no dependent clauses in the sentence.

28

What is a complex sentence?

A complex sentence contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses.

29

What is a compound sentence?

A compound sentence contains two independent clauses.

30

T/F: A compound sentence contains one or more dependent clauses.

False. A complex sentence contains one or more dependent clauses in addition to an independent clause. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses.