What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition


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Which of the following is a compound sentence?

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1. How are compound sentences joined?

2. What are the different sentence types?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of what makes a compound sentence. Some of the information you'll be assessed on includes knowing coordinating conjunctions as well as how compound sentences are properly punctuated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying a compound sentence in a list of possible choices
  • Punctuation of a compound sentence
  • Different sentence types
  • Coordinating conjunctions
  • Two types of run-on sentences

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on compound sentences
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as compound sentence and coordinators
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about run-on sentences and proper compound sentence punctuation

Additional Learning

To learn more about grammar and composition, review the accompanying lesson, What is a Compound Sentence? - Examples & Definition. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the terms compound sentence and independent clause
  • Describe a coordinator and identify an example
  • Compare and contrast the different sentence types
  • Understand the significance of proper punctuation to avoid the problem of a run-on sentence