English grammar

Module 9:

Review Clauses

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English grammar
English grammar

Clauses

Directions:
Decide whether each group of words is a clause or not a clause.
1.
In your binder with your homework
clause / not a clause
2.
When pigs fly
clause / not a clause
3.
Before your brother gets home from college
clause / not a clause
4.
Along with the rest of the residents of the neighborhood
clause / not a clause
Directions:
Decide if each clause is independent or dependent.
5.
While you watch television
independent / dependent
6.
You need a good night's sleep before the test tomorrow
independent / dependent
7.
The band practices every afternoon
independent / dependent
8.
Whom we met at the basketball game last night
independent / dependent

Adjective Clauses

Directions:
Click on all the words in each adjective clause.
9.
The old record player I found in the garage still works.
10.
Students who turn in their work should be able to get good grades in this class.
11.
Saturday is the day when we will have our neighborhood clean-up event.
12.
The bats, which really need to move out of our attic, keep most of the mosquitoes out of our back yard.

Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Adjective Clauses

Directions:
Decide if the bold-faced adjective clause is restrictive or nonrestrictive. Commas have been left out on purpose.
13.
Where did you see the cat that was wearing a red collar?
restrictive / nonrestrictive
14.
The pizza Chenna made which was baked in a real brick oven was absolutely delicious.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
15.
The bicycle that my parents just bought my little brother has been stolen already.
restrictive / nonrestrictive
16.
Those pottery fragments which were found in a farmer's field proved to date from before the Romans.
restrictive / nonrestrictive

Adverb Clauses

Directions:
Click on all the words in each adverb clause.
17.
I want to go to the beach because this might be the last warm day for a while.
18.
Broken after they were dropped, the dishes had to be thrown away.
19.
Until I finish all my homework, I can't watch television.
20.
Even if we go horseback riding, we can still go to the zoo.

Noun Clauses

Directions:
Click on all the words in each noun clause.
21.
Where we go out for dinner will be decided by the person paying.
22.
Do you know what I should wear to the party?
23.
I will tell that story to whomever I can get to listen.
24.
The artist showed the class how she had drawn the cartoon figures.

Classifying Dependent Clauses

Directions:
Identify each bold-faced clause as a noun clause, an adjective clause, or an adverb clause.
25.
The painting that hangs in my bedroom is a copy of one in the Prado in Madrid.
noun clause / adjective clause / adverb clause
26.
Before that cat moved into our barn, we had lots of mice eating our grain.
noun clause / adjective clause / adverb clause
27.
What I asked for was a sundae with strawberry topping.
noun clause / adjective clause / adverb clause
28.
The palm trees that grow in our area are native to the Philippines.
noun clause / adjective clause / adverb clause

Kinds of Sentences - Purpose

Directions:
Identify each sentence as declarative, interrogative, imperative, or exclamatory.
29.
I would prefer to have Chinese food instead of Italian tonight.
declarative / interrogative / imperative / exclamatory
30.
Where did you leave your empty cup?
declarative / interrogative / imperative / exclamatory
31.
You did a great job!
declarative / interrogative / imperative / exclamatory
32.
Turn off that television.
declarative / interrogative / imperative / exclamatory

Simple and Compound Sentences

Directions:
Use the toolbar to identify the subjects and verbs in each sentence. Then identify each sentence as simple or compound. Commas have been left out on purpose.
33.
In most medieval plays, boys acted the male roles and also acted the female roles.
34.
simple / compound
35.
That pizza has pepperoni on it but the rest have just cheese.
36.
simple / compound
37.
Our school choir did not win the overall competition but our singers won all the individual competitions.
38.
simple / compound
39.
Martin likes his movie posters but loves his action figures more.
40.
simple / compound

Complex and Compound-Complex Sentences

Directions:
Identify each sentence as complex or compound-complex.
41.
The new backpack that you just bought looks cute, but it doesn't seem to hold all the things that you need for class.
complex / compound-complex
42.
Even though they are bad for my teeth, I still like caramels.
complex / compound-complex
43.
The palm trees you planted along the sidewalk look nice, but they are too close to the electric wires above them.
complex / compound-complex
44.
Because people didn't understand the dangers, early cars didn't have seatbelts.
complex / compound-complex

Classifying Sentences

Directions:
Use the toolbar to identify the independent clauses and the dependent clauses. Then decide if the sentence is simple, compound, complex, or compound-complex.
45.
I packed my baby sister's diaper bag but forgot to put fresh diapers in it.
46.
simple / compound / complex / compound-complex
47.
I bought you some chocolates, but they melted in the car.
48.
simple / compound / complex / compound-complex
49.
Before we moved to the South, I had to spend most of the winter shoveling snow.
50.
simple / compound / complex / compound-complex
51.
I want a car for my sixteenth birthday, but my parents think that I should buy my own car.
52.
simple / compound / complex / compound-complex

Run-on Sentences and Fragments

Directions:
Decide if each question is a sentence, a fragment, or a run-on.
53.
The most important thing to remember about the builders of the pyramids.
sentence / fragment / run-on
54.
We went to the amusement park, I went on all the rides but my brother only wanted to play the games.
sentence / fragment / run-on
55.
Jacob put the pizza, still in the box, into the oven, and set off the smoke alarm when it started burning.
sentence / fragment / run-on
56.
Trying to teach his puppy to sit, stay, and roll over.
sentence / fragment / run-on
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