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Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences Worksheet Pack

Free on Plus | 11 pages (PDF)|Grades: 2 - 4

A set of 6 worksheets teaching the concept of simple, compound and complex sentences. 

This worksheet pack includes:

  • What is a Sentence? worksheet – students create meaningful sentences by matching the sentence beginnings with a sentence ending.
  • Simple Sentences worksheet – students underline the subject and verb in simple sentences and complete a cloze activity.
  • Compound Sentences worksheet – students choose which conjunction works best to join simple sentences.
  • Complex Sentences worksheet – students choose which conjunction works best to join clauses together to make a complex sentence. Students also highlight the independent clause in complex sentences.
  • Sorting Sentences – Students sort simple, compound and complex sentences into their correct categories.

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Great resource. A couple of very minor errors in the answer sheets for ‘What is a Sentence?’ & ‘Simple Sentences’…no biggy.

Denise Bichel · Aug 6th, 2020

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Aug 6th, 2020

Some of the worksheet and powerpoint information is incorrect – some of your compound sentences are actually complex sentences eg. yet, or (depending on the sentence itself, or could be a binding conjunction)

· Dec 29th, 2017

Hi Deb,
Thanks so much for letting us know. Do you mind emailing [email protected] with a specific description of what you believe is incorrect? We would be more than happy to look into it for you.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 11th, 2018

Hi Deb,
Thank you for alerting us to this. We have now amended the compound sentences worksheet. Please feel free to re-download the pack now. We really appreciate your feedback.

Holly (Teach Starter) · Jan 15th, 2018

I find this comment interesting as I used this resource a few weeks ago and the worksheets are still incorrect.

Kirsty Storrie · Jul 13th, 2018

Resource Updates

  • Fixed an error in Sorting Sentences activity on page 5. 'I like bananas and grapes.' changed to 'I like bananas and I like grapes.'

    Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) 1 day ago

  • Spelling mistake on page 2 fixed: 'simiple' changed to 'simple'

    Fix by Tom (Teach Starter) May 1st, 2020

  • Re-worded two sentences in the compound sentences worksheet to avoid any confusion.

    Change by Holly (Teach Starter) Jan 14th, 2018

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