Varied Sentence Structure in Writing


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Consider the following passage:

The team from Chicago barely made it to the finals. The top-ranked team was the clear favorite to beat the team from Chicago, but somehow the Chicago team won.

Which of the following pronouns could you use to replace 'the team from Chicago,' the second time it appears to minimize repetition?

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1. Which of the following transitional words can be used to indicate a contrasting idea?

2. Which action listed below is NOT a strategy for varying sentence structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To review important information about how to vary sentence structure, use this quiz/worksheet. It will challenge you to answer questions about sentence length, pronouns, and transitions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet will ask students questions on the following:

  • Pronouns
  • Transition words
  • Ways to vary sentence structure
  • The definition of sentence structure

Skills Practiced

Students who take this quiz/worksheet will be practicing these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read the related lesson on varying sentence structure and pull out the most important information
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding approaches to diversifying sentence structure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about transition words and pronouns

Additional Learning

For more information, take a look at the lesson called Varied Sentence Structure in Writing. It will help students accomplish these goals:

  • Understand why sentence structure is important
  • Define varied sentence structure
  • Learn how to use pronouns and vary transitions
  • Understand how to vary sentence length