How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure


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How does a sentence fragment create confusion for the reader?

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1. Which of the following statements is an example of writing with a passive voice?

2. Which of the phrases below includes the use of a modifier?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of improving your sentence structure. Some topics you'll be assessed on include sentence fragments and using passive voice in writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What causes sentence fragments
  • Identifying an example of passive voice
  • The definition of 'modifier'
  • Ineffective ways of structuring sentences
  • Identifying transitional words and phrases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on sentence structure
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about writing in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about using modifiers and transitions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about passive voice

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson titled How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define modifier and find examples of modifiers, sentence fragments and passive voice
  • Recognize what a run on sentence is
  • Identify six ways to improve sentence structure