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Sentence Structure Review Sheet

Define each of the following:


Simple Subject

Simple Predicate

Complete Subject

Complete Predicate

Compound Subject

Compound Predicate

Practice: Circle the simple subjects and underline the simple predicates.
1. The parents of the two boys cheered loudly in the stands.
2. The subject of my essay is not yet decided.
3. The alternative route was much longer than the original one.
4. The sugary cereal is not healthy.
5. Pluto is no longer considered a planet in our Solar System.

Practice: Underline the complete subject.


1. The boys from Eastwood and their friends arrived then minutes late.
2. The band’s lead singer was once a very shy kid.
3. The loud noises at the concert last night gave me a bad headache.
4. The many different color of the painting make it interesting.
5. George Washington Carver discovered many uses for the peanut.

Practice: Underline the complete predicate.


1. Did you realize the extent of the damage caused by the tornado?
2. How do you know the gentleman standing in the doorway?
3. The beginning of the school program included many talented choirs.
4. The song about the mean little puppy made everyone laugh.
5. Did the students at the high school learn their lesson?

Practice: Circle the direct object,


1. The teacher wrote a letter.
2. The students completed their homework.
3. The chef cooked the meal.
4. The worker painted the garage.
5. The teacher taught an algebra lesson.

Practice: Write three sentences with a compound subject.


1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________

Practice: Write three sentences with compound predicates.


1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________

Practice: Write three sentences with the subject “we.”


1. __________________________________________________________________________________

2. __________________________________________________________________________________

3. __________________________________________________________________________________

Practice: Identify the subject of the following sentences.


Fill the bird feeder every day. _______________________
Did you take your vitamin this morning? _______________________
Throw stale bread covered with bacon grease on the ground. _______________________
Should I call or email you? _______________________
Is this Paul’s notebook? _______________________
Ask the librarian for more information about birds. _______________________

Define:
Independent Clause
Dependent Clause

Punctuation rules:
1. If an independent clause starts with a capital letter and is given end punctuation, what
is it?
__________________________________________________________________________________
2. If a dependent clause starts with a capital letter and is given end punctuation, what is it?

__________________________________________________________________________________
Practice: Label each clause as independent or dependent.

1. if you give me a reason ______________________

2. after months of research ______________________

3. I enjoy ice cream ______________________

4. john hit the ball ______________________

5. whoever shows up on time ______________________

6. the poet received many awards ______________________

7. when the President arrives ______________________

8. as the lights dimmed ______________________

9. the woman baked brownies ______________________

10. we traveled to Europe ______________________

Practice: Fill in the blank in each sentence using one of the seven coordinating conjunctions.
You may only use each conjunction once.

1. Sharon loves to go on roller coasters, ______ she has a fear of heights.

2. Donald ate all his dinner, ______ he was able to have dessert.

3. Racoons must push lids off parbages cans, ______ else they will go hungry.

4. Darren loves to play football, ______ he does not like to be the running back.

5. May loves to cook, ______ she has a special talent for it.

6. They got there early, ______ they got really good seats.

7. They were not wearing jackets, _____ were they carrying umbrellas.

Practice: Fill in the blank using the following subordinating conjunctions. You may only use each
conjunction once.
because while although until when

1. We were happy ________________ we received first prize.

2. The people were listening eagerly ________________ the leader was speaking.

4. ________________ he worked hard, he still failed.

5. You wait here ________________ I come.

6. She became angry ________________ I criticized them.


Practice: Label each of the following sentences as simple, compound, or complex.

1. We have to go to bed when the clock chimes ten o’clock. ______________________

2. Jennifer liked William’s firend, and she also liked his cousin. ______________________

3. The big brown dog ran after the blue and red ball. ______________________

4. James and Eve rode their bicycles after they are lunch. ______________________

5. The teacher and the principal met in the hall near the library. ______________________

6. Many brave soldiers fought in the war, and they received medals. ______________________

7. The drummers played a long time, but the piano players stopped early.
______________________

8. Before the queen rode in the parade, she gave a speech. ______________________

9. After midnight the ghosts will come out of the haunted attic. ______________________

10. She dropped the pan and the plate, but she held on to the spoon. ______________________

Practice: Correct the following run-on sentences.


1. I like learning my teacher is nice.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
2. My sister was taller than me when we were young I am the tallest now.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
3. I don’t want much for Christmas just some chocolates and a little toy car.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
4. When I get older I want to have a big family I like big families.
_____________________________________________________________________________________
5. We should get moving there’s no time to waste.
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Practice: Correct the following fragmented sentences.


1. Needs to clean his room.
2. The kind lady in the green dress.
3. Hasn’t been used in months.
4. This afternoon.
5. After Peter did his homework.

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