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Combining Sentences with Coordinating Conjunctions Quiz

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What type of sentences can coordinating conjunctions join?

Simple sentences into compound sentences

Which coordinating conjunction can show a contrast?

"But"

Relative pronouns introduce subordinate clauses that provide what kind of information?

Time frame information

What is the purpose of using subordinating conjunctions?

To add complexity to the main clause

What is an appositive used for?

Renaming a noun with new information

Which of the following is NOT a coordinating conjunction?

"Because"

How do subordinating conjunctions contribute to a sentence?

By providing additional information or context

What is the purpose of using infinitive phrases in sentences?

To express purpose or intention

In which type of phrase do we find a present or past participle providing descriptive details?

Participial phrases

What do participial phrases help accomplish in a sentence?

Add descriptive details about a noun

Which type of phrase can be used to combine sentences implying cause-effect or goal-directed actions?

Infinitive phrases

What is the main characteristic of an infinitive phrase?

Begins with 'to' followed by a verb

Which phrase type starts with 'to' followed by a verb?

Infinitive phrase

What type of information do participial phrases typically add to a sentence?

Descriptive details about a noun

What type of phrase can be used to express purpose or intention in a sentence?

Infinitive phrases

What type of relationship can coordinating conjunctions like 'but' and 'so' show when combining two independent clauses?

Contrast

Which type of phrase provides descriptive details about a noun using a present or past participle?

Participial phrases

In which type of sentence construction do coordinating conjunctions play a crucial role?

Linking independent clauses

When using relative pronouns to combine sentences, what purpose do they serve?

Providing additional details about a subject or object

What do subordinating conjunctions introduce into a sentence when combining clauses?

Subordinate clauses providing time frame, reason, condition, or concession

What is the main function of participial phrases in a sentence?

Provide descriptive details

Appositives are used to do what in sentences?

Rename another noun with additional information

Which type of conjunction is used to introduce subordinate clauses providing additional information?

Subordinating conjunctions

What do infinitive phrases help accomplish in a sentence?

Express purpose or intention

When combining two independent clauses using coordinating conjunctions, what is the purpose of adding variety to writing?

Avoiding repetitive sentence structures

Which type of phrase can combine sentences that imply cause-effect or goal-directed actions?

Infinitive phrases

What do relative pronouns such as 'who,' 'whom,' and 'which' contribute to a sentence?

Introducing subordinate clauses with additional details

What is the primary function of subordinating conjunctions in a sentence?

Introducing subordinate clauses for time frame, reason, condition, or concession

What type of phrase starts with a present or past participle, providing descriptive details about a noun?

Participial phrase

In sentence construction, what type of phrases can be used to express purpose or intention?

Infinitive phrases

Which phrase type combines sentences that imply cause-effect or goal-directed actions?

Infinitive phrase

What is the main function of appositive phrases in a sentence?

Give additional information about a noun

Which phrase type cannot start with 'to' followed by a verb?

Appositive phrase

In combining sentences, which type of phrases introduce subordinate clauses providing additional information?

Infinitive phrases

Which type of phrases provide descriptive details about a noun using a present or past participle?

Participial phrases

What is the primary function of using appositives in sentence construction?

Renaming another noun

When combining two independent clauses using coordinating conjunctions, what is the main purpose of adding variety to writing?

To show relationships like contrast, addition, choice, consequence

Which type of information do participial phrases typically add to a sentence?

Descriptive details

In sentence construction, what do subordinating conjunctions introduce when combining clauses?

Additional information

Which of the following is NOT a subordinating conjunction?

But

What type of relationship can coordinating conjunctions like 'but' and 'so' show when combining two independent clauses?

Contrast

When using relative pronouns to combine sentences, what purpose do they primarily serve?

Turning simple sentences into complex ones

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