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Practice - Writing - 01

Hello, young learners! Welcome to this fun-filled quiz all about writing sentences. If you've been practicing your sentence making at school, this is a great chance to show off what you've learned. This quiz tests your knowledge of punctuation marks, sentence types, capital letters, and more! So are you ready to showcase your sentence making skills?! Let's begin!
Which of these sentences expresses a fact?
I think cats are great pets.
I wish I could fly.
Elephants are the largest land animals.
Wouldn't it be fun to have a pet dinosaur?
'Elephants are the largest land animals.' is a fact because it's a statement that can be proven true or false.
Which of these sentences is missing a capital letter?
I love to read books.
my dog is very playful.
The sun is very bright today.
Where did you put my toy?
Every sentence should start with a capital letter. The sentence 'my dog is very playful.' is missing a capital letter at the start.
What punctuation mark should be used at the end of an exclamatory sentence?
Full stop (.).
Exclamation mark (!).
Question mark (?).
Comma (,).
Exclamatory sentences express strong emotions, e.g. anger or excitement, and always end with an exclamation mark (!).
Where should the full stop go in this sentence? 'What a beautiful day'
What a beautiful day.
What. a beautiful day
What a beautiful. day
.What a beautiful day
A full stop should be placed at the end of the sentence. So, 'What a beautiful day.' is the correct option.
Which of these is a question sentence?
Stop running in the hallway.
My cat likes to chase its tail.
Is it time for lunch yet?
What a beautiful sunset.
A question sentence is a sentence that asks something. Therefore, 'Is it time for lunch yet?' is the correct answer because it's asking a question.
Which of these sentences is a command sentence?
Close the door.
I can't find my bicycle.
Are we there yet?
What a cute puppy!
A command sentence gives an order. Therefore, 'Close the door.' is a command.
Which is the correct capitalisation for this sentence? 'jack and jill went up the hill.'
Jack and jill went up the hill.
jack And jill Went up the hill.
Jack and Jill went up the hill.
Jack and Jill Went Up The Hill.
Only the first word of the sentence and proper nouns need to be capitalised. Names of people are proper nouns, so 'Jack and Jill went up the hill.' is the correct option.
What word should be capitalised in this sentence? 'i like playing football.'
The word 'I' should always be capitalised, no matter where it is in the sentence.
Which of these is a complete sentence?
Because it's raining.
Jumps over the fence.
My sister, who is taller than me.
The cat is sleeping on the sofa.
A complete sentence needs to have a subject (who or what the sentence is about) and a predicate (what's happening). 'The cat is sleeping on the sofa.' is a complete sentence.
Which punctuation mark is needed in the following sentence? 'We like apples bananas mangoes and grapes.'
Full stop (.).
Exclamation mark (!).
Commas (,).
None needed.
A comma is needed to separate the items in a list. The sentence should read 'We like apples, bananas, mangoes, and grapes.'
Author:  Graeme Haw

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