Practice Paper on types of sentences

Which of these is an example of an affirmative sentence?

  • a) Can you do this?
  • b) What a pretty girl!
  • c) Everyone accepts his version.
  • d) Please open the door.

Explanation: An affirmative sentence is a type of assertive sentence which states a fact or describes a thing. ‘Can you do this?’ is an example of an interrogative sentence. ‘Please open the door’ is an example of an imperative sentence.

Choose the correct statement:

  • a) Write down your ideas about playing cricket on a paper.
  • b) On a paper, write down your ideas about playing cricket.
  • c) About playing cricket on a paper, write down your ideas.
  • d) Write down about playing cricket on a paper, your ideas.

Explanation: A word or phrase should stand as close as possible to any other word or phrase related to it in meaning or grammar. The only group of words that make sense is called a sentence. 

To which of these types does the following sentence belong?

Brutus loved Caesar.

  • a) Assertive sentence
  • b) Interrogative sentence
  • c) Imperative sentence
  • d) Exclamatory sentence

Explanation: The bold sentence is an example of an assertive sentence. To be precise, it is an affirmative sentence as it states a fact.

Choose the correct statement.

  • a) Do not make friend with selfish people.
  • b) Do not make friendship with selfish people.
  • c) Do not make friends with selfish people.
  • d) Do not make friendly with selfish people.

Explanation: The phrase ‘make friends’ is grammatically correct as well as make sense and therefore a sentence, a simple sentence.

Turn in your homework.” is an example of what kind of sentence?

  • Declarative
  • Interrogative
  • Imperative
  • Exclamatory

Explanation: The bold sentence is an example of an imperative sentence. To be precise, it is an imperative sentence as it expressed a command.

Scooby Doo, where are you?

  • compound
  • simple
  • complex
  • compound-complex

Explanation: It is a simple sentence because it has a noun Scooby doo and predicate is where are you. It conveys a complete sense.

Mama made sweet potato pie for the dinner, but I baked an apple pie instead.

  • a)simple
  • b)compound
  • c)complex
  • d)compound-complex

Explanation: It is a compound sentence because it has an independent clause and is connected with a conjunction.

My homework which I left on the countertop is due today, and my English teacher promises to haunt me.

  • a)simple
  • b)compound
  • c)complex
  • d)compound-complex

Explanation: It is a compound-complex sentence because it has a dependent clause and has two independent clauses.

He would never line out until Little Ann was running by his side.

  • a)simple
  • b)compound
  • c)complex
  • d)compound-complex

Explanation: It is a complex sentence because it has an independent clause and a dependent clause that connected with the conjunction until.

I looked at my grandfather, but he didn’t help me. 

  • a)simple
  • b)compound
  • c)complex
  • d)compound-complex

Explanation: It is a compound sentence because it has an independent clause and is connected with one subordinate conjunction “but”. s

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