Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex


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'Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.' - H.G. Wells

What type of sentence is this famous quote?

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'People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.' - Stephen Hawking

What type of sentence is this famous quote?


'Silence is golden when you can't think of a good answer.' - Muhammad Ali

In this famous quote, which choice best describes the second part of the sentence 'when you can't think of a good answer?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of simple, compound, and complex sentences by identifying the correct type when given an example.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Topics covered in this quiz and worksheet will include:

  • Sentence type
  • A famous quote by John Lennon
  • A well-known quote by Muhammad Ali

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - understand the material concerning famous quotes
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned concerning sentences types to identify their usage
  • Information recall - remember the information given regarding clauses to recognize when they are present within a sentence

Additional Learning

To learn more about simple, compound, and complex sentences, have a look at the short lesson entitled Types of Sentences: Simple, Compound & Complex. This lesson will review:

  • The definition of a simple sentence
  • Independent versus dependent clauses
  • The need for sentence variation