What Is Syntax in Linguistics? - Definition & Overview

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Which sentence illustrates a proper application of English syntax rules?

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1. Which of the following sentences is an example of a grammatically correct simple sentence?

2. Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What does syntax refer to? Assess your knowledge of syntax and examples of proper syntax rules being followed by completing the worksheet and quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to see what you know about:

  • A sentence that would be classified as a compound sentence
  • An example of a dependent clause
  • Illustration of a proper application of English syntax rules
  • An example of a grammatically correct simple sentence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the best definition of a compound-complex sentence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about simple and compound sentences
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on syntax in linguistics

Additional Learning

More details can be learned if you review the lesson, What Is Syntax in Linguistics? - Definition & Overview. Other topics you can assess include:

  • How sentences are constructed
  • Types of sentences
  • Verbal vs. written syntax
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