Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences


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Which of the following corrects this mixed structure sentence?

''Because you want your writing to be the best it can be, is why you should avoid mixed structure sentences.''

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1. Which of the following is an example of a mixed structure sentence?


How can the following mixed structure sentence be corrected?

''The instructor she taught us how to punctuate sentences correctly.''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mixed structure sentences are sentences that start off being structured one way but switch to a different structure halfway through. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your understanding of these sentences and how to fix them. The questions on the quiz will test you on your ability to identify and correct mixed structure sentences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Your ability to identify a mixed structure sentence
  • How to correct a mixed structure sentence

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on mixed structure sentences from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about sentence structure in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding mixed sentence structure and how to fix them

Additional Learning

To learn more about mixed structure sentences, review the accompanying lesson Sentence Structure: Identify and Avoid 'Mixed Structure' Sentences. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a mixed structure sentence
  • Describe how mixed sentence structure errors occur
  • Study how to edit mixed structure sentences in simple ways
  • Explore the two surefire ways to improve your writing
  • Understand how to fix mixed structure sentences