What is a Complex Sentence? - Examples & Concept


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Which of the following best describes a complex sentence?

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1. What are some ways that subordinate clauses function in a complex sentence?

2. What are the four sentence types?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A complex sentence is one that combines one independent clause with at least one dependent clause, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify and define the parts of a complex sentence and types of sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Sentence structure
  • Parts of a sentence
  • Types of sentences
  • Definition of complex sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related grammar lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as run-on sentence and subordinator
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding complex sentences
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about complex sentences

Additional Learning

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

  • Understand the structure of complex sentences
  • Explore examples of complex sentences
  • Learn about the different ways that subordinate clauses function within sentences