# COMPLEX AND COMPOUND-COMPLEX SENTENCES QUIZ #2, Part 5 of 5 Directions: Read the sentences for MEANING. Add any needed punctuation and the subordinating.

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COMPLEX AND COMPOUND-COMPLEX SENTENCES QUIZ #2, Part 5 of 5 Directions: Read the sentences for MEANING. Add any needed punctuation and the subordinating conjunction that best expresses the relationship between the two ideas. Use AFTER, ALTHOUGH, BECAUSE, IF, SINCE, WHEN, and WHILE. (Answers will vary.)

1. Les is the pitcher _____ he can throw a curveball.

1. Les is the pitcher, because he can throw a curveball.

2. Karen did the dishes _______ Lou started her homework.

2. Karen did the dishes, while Lou started her homework.

3. _____ Dean Schendler closed the meeting, we left.

3. After Dean Schendler closed the meeting, we left.

4. The plane will leave on time _____ it is given clearance.

4. The plane will leave on time, if it is given clearance.

5. _____ we forgot Emily’s birthday, she celebrated alone.

5. Since we forgot Emily’s birthday, she celebrated alone.

In the section that follows, if the complex sentences are punctuated correctly, write C. If not, correct them.

6. Since circuit analysis was challenging Karl was happy to get a B.

6. Since circuit analysis was challenging, Karl was happy to get a B.

7. The pictures will fall off the wall when the music is too loud.

7. The pictures will fall off the wall, when the music is too loud.

8. If all the parts are working, we can get our lab signed off.

8. If all the parts are working, we can get our lab signed off. C

9. My car gets good mileage, when it has had a tune-up.

9. My car gets good mileage, when it has had a tune-up. C

10. The bus runs all night, although few people ride it.

10. The bus runs all night, although few people ride it. C 10. The bus runs all night, although few people ride it. C

In the following section, join the sentences to make one compound, complex, or compound-complex sentence. (Answers will vary.)

11. Today is Monday. We must have English.

11. Today is Monday, so we must have English.

12. I love burnt marshmallows. I stuck mine in the flame.

12. I love burnt marshmallows, so I stuck mine in the flame.

13. Jim is still on the phone. He is supposed to be studying.

13. Jim is still on the phone, but he is supposed to be studying.

14. The roof is leaking. It has been raining for a week.

14. The roof is leaking, because it has been raining for a week.

15. You heard the question. Please repeat it to me.

15. You heard the question, so please repeat it to me.

16. Derrik met Sonja. He tried to call her. Her line was busy.

16. Derrik met Sonja, then he tried to call her, but her line was busy.

17. Becky doesn’t feel well. She will stay home. She’ll make up the time.

17. Becky doesn’t feel well, so she will stay home, but she’ll make up the time.

18. I go to movies. I have free time. However, I don’t like going alone.

18. I go to movies, when I have free time; however, I don’t like going alone.

19. Kenny turned 18 in June. He still can’t drive. He just enrolled in driver’s training.

19. Kenny turned 18 in June, but he still can’t drive; he just enrolled in driver’s training.

20. My hair is dirty. I want to wash it. I don’t have any shampoo.

20. My hair is dirty, so I want to wash it, but I don’t have any shampoo.

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