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Sentence Structure Practice Exercises 2

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Updated on Sep 28, 2011

Sentence Structure Practice Exercises

For sentence structure concept help, review the following study guide:

Sentence Structure Study Guide

Practice Set 1

Choose the sentence that best combines the underlined sentences.

  1. My favorite color is blue. I have no blue shirts.
    1. Blue, being my favorite color, I have no blue shirts.
    2. I have no blue shirts because blue is my favorite color.
    3. My favorite color is blue, since I have no blue shirts.
    4. My favorite color is blue, yet I have no blue shirts.
  2. Polly is very conceited. Polly is bright.
    1. Polly is very conceited, whereas Polly is bright.
    2. Polly is bright, but she is very conceited.
    3. Being bright, Polly is conceited.
    4. If Polly is conceited, she must be bright.
  3. Yesterday was Thursday. Tomorrow must be Saturday.
    1. As tomorrow is Saturday, yesterday must be Thursday.
    2. Yesterday was Thursday, whereas tomorrow must be Saturday.
    3. Yesterday was Thursday, so tomorrow must be Saturday.
    4. Since yesterday was Thursday, tomorrow must be Saturday.
  4. This neighborhood is called "baby central." Almost every family within a three-block radius has a child under the age of one.
    1. Almost every family within a three-block radius has a child under the age of one, while this neighborhood is called "baby central."
    2. Almost every family within a three-block radius has a child under the age of one, but this neighborhood is called "baby central."
    3. Almost every family within a three-block radius has a child under the age of one; therefore, this neighborhood is called "baby central."
    4. This neighborhood is called "baby central:" meanwhile, almost every family within a three-block radius has a child under the age of one.
  5. The new shopping mall has 200 stores. The new shopping mall doesn't have a pet shop.
    1. The new shopping mall has 200 stores; however, it doesn't have a pet shop.
    2. Instead of a pet shop, the new shopping mall has 200 stores.
    3. With 200 stores, the new shopping mall doesn't have a pet shop.
    4. The new shopping mall has 200 stores, and it doesn't have a pet shop.
  6. Eugene has a difficult personality. Eugene is unreliable.
    1. Eugene has a difficult personality, and furthermore he's unreliable.
    2. Eugene has a difficult personality, although he is unreliable.
    3. While he is unreliable, Eugene has a difficult personality.
    4. Being unreliable, Eugene has a difficult personality.
  7. We never eat candy or ice cream. We do drink soda.
    1. We never eat candy or ice cream, but we do drink soda.
    2. Because we never eat candy or ice cream, we drink soda.
    3. We never eat candy or ice cream, so we do drink soda.
    4. We never eat candy or ice cream and drink soda.
  8. Having several cavities filled during a dental appointment is definitely unpleasant. It is not as unpleasant as having a root canal.
    1. Having several cavities filled during a dental appointment is definitely unpleasant, so it is not as unpleasant as having a root canal.
    2. Having several cavities filled during a dental appointment is definitely unpleasant, and it is not as unpleasant as having a root canal.
    3. Having several cavities filled during a dental appointment is definitely unpleasant, but it is not as unpleasant as having a root canal.
    4. Having several cavities filled during a dental appointment is definitely unpleasant, or it is not as unpleasant as having a root canal.
  9. She loves celebrating her birthday. She always has a big party.
    1. She loves celebrating her birthday, to where she always has a big party.
    2. Although she loves celebrating her birthday, she always has a big party.
    3. She always has a big party, meanwhile she loves celebrating her birthday.
    4. She loves celebrating her birthday, so she always has a big party.
  10. Insomnia is not usually a physical problem. It can affect one's physical health.
    1. Insomnia is not usually a physical problem; therefore, it can affect one's physical health.
    2. Insomnia is not usually a physical problem, yet it can affect one's physical health.
    3. Insomnia not usually a physical problem can affect one's physical health.
    4. Insomnia is not usually a physical problem, so it can affect one's physical health.
  11. True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours. True narcolepsy is extremely dangerous.
    1. While true narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours and is extremely dangerous.
    2. The sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, which is true narcolepsy but extremely dangerous.
    3. True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, yet narcolepsy is extremely dangerous.
    4. True narcolepsy is the sudden and irresistible onset of sleep during waking hours, and it is extremely dangerous.
  12. There has been much interest in dreams throughout the ages. The empirical, scientific study of dreams is relatively new.
    1. Despite much interest in dreams throughout the ages, the empirical, scientific study of dreams being relatively new.
    2. There has been much interest in dreams throughout the ages, yet the empirical, scientific study of dreams is relatively new.
    3. While much interest in dreams throughout the ages, although the empirical, scientific study of dreams is relatively new.
    4. There has been much interest in dreams throughout the ages, for the empirical, scientific study of dreams is relatively new.
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