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I dentifying Sentences by Structure (Continued)
 
Lesson 2-40
Prompt:We have found that sentences can be classified as either: simple, complex, compound, or compound-complex.
Directions:Below are listed several different sentence types. Read each sentence and click to select below each sentence whether the sentence is simple, complex, compound, or compound-complex.
1.As the American Civil war became a reality, the larger population and industrial might of the Union became evident.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
2.The population of the North was 21 million, and the population of the south was 9 million.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
3.The North had more factory workers, more railroads, and more agricultural production than the South.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
4.The South had one major advantage - it was fighting on its own territory.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
5.Washington in early 1861 was an armed camp.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
6.Some 30,000 soldiers crowded the city, finding quarters in every place from the stable to the marbled sanctuary of the Capitol.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
7.General McDowell was assigned the task of organizing the troops into a disciplined army.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
8.While the Northern troops organized, a Southern army of some 25,000 men gathered just twenty-five miles south of Washington.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
9.The newspapers in the North urged the Union to march on the Southern army and to defeat the South in one glorious battle before the army marched on to the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
10.On July 16, 1861, General McDowell and his Northern troops marched out of the Capital followed by a procession of carriages bearing Congressmen, their ladies, and newspaper reporters, and they were all in a holiday spirit to witness and to cause the fall of the Confederacy.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
11.Although the Union had a superior force by 5,000 men, they were attacking a well-entrenched enemy.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
12.Before dawn on July 21, Southern marksmanship and discipline stopped the Union attack, and before the end of the day, the battle became a rout with the Union soldiers retreating to Washington.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
13.This crucial battle of Bull Run caused President Lincoln to realize that the war would take a long time; he ordered 3-year enlistments while he looked for a general to lead the Union armies.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
14.The South was jubilant, for a new legend was born on the field of battle.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
15.It was there that General Jackson earned his nickname, Stonewall, and it was there that "Jeb" Stuart led his Virginia cavalry through the Union cannonade to victory.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
16.General McClellan became the commander of the Union troops in Washington, and he organized an army that became known as the Army of the Potomac.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
17.Meanwhile, armies of both the North and South gathered in the west, preparing for a battle to win control of the vital Mississippi River.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
18.The Civil War was the first really modern conflict; railroads, the telegraph, observation balloons, torpedoes, ironclad warships, and crude submarines were used.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
19.The historic naval battle of the Confederate Merrimack and the Union Monitor foreshadowed the end of wooden ships in warfare.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)
20.On April 9, 1865, General Lee surrendered his command to General Grant at Appomattox Court House.
(simple) (complex) (compound) (compound-complex)