Clauses Worksheet

After you have read through the Clauses grammar guide, take this practice quiz to see how you do!  A link to the answers can be found at the end of the post.

  1. What is required in order to make a clause?
    1. A subject
    2. A verb
    3. An adjective
    4. A and B but not C
  2. A compound sentence is made up of…
    1. A single independent clause
    2. A single dependent clause
    3. Two independent clauses
    4. An independent clause and at least one dependent clause
  3. A complex sentence is made up of…
    1. A single independent clause
    2. A single dependent clause
    3. Two independent clauses
    4. An independent clause and at least one dependent clause
  4. Which of these dependent clauses can come at the beginning of a sentence?
    1. A noun clause
    2. An adjective clause
    3. An adverb clause
    4. A verb clause

Identify the dependent clause in each of these complex sentences.

  1. Vanessa lost the cat that she was supposed to be watching.
  2. Since mantis shrimp have more cones in their eyes than humans, they see color differently.
  3. The person who hired me was fired today.
  4. Alicia will tell me if she got the part.
  5. Mom will be home by six unless there is traffic.
  6. I know that you hate this song.

Fill in the blanks.

Clause Worksheet

 

 

Combine the two sentences into one compound sentence:

  1. I should go to sleep. I’m not tired.
  2. The house was built. It looked great.

Combine the two sentences into one complex sentence:

  1. The shirt has a hole in it. Dave gave me the shirt.
  2. I ate the sandwich. I was hungry.
  3. She liked to listen to music. She ran at the same time.
  4. The man was fast. He delivered our pizza.

Answers to this worksheet can be found here.

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