How to Structure Sentences in an Essay


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It is BEST to use a simple sentence structure in your essay when _____.

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1. Calvin went to Chicago by airplane, and Audra traveled to the city by train. This is an example of a compound sentence because:

2. All of the following are complex sentences EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are four types of sentence structure, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your ability to identify examples of sentence types.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Complex sentences
  • Compound sentences
  • Definition of a paragraph
  • Type of sentence considered as compound-complex
  • Simple sentences

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related writing lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of sentence structure for effective writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as compound and complex sentences

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson called How to Structure Sentences in an Essay. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the construction of a strong sentence
  • Know how to write effective sentences
  • Differentiate between sentence types