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Practice - Writing - 05

Ahoy there, Young Wordsmiths! Are you ready to embark on a thrilling journey through the ocean of English grammar and punctuation? This fun-filled test has been crafted just for you. The monster of misunderstanding may lurk within, but fear not! Put on your cap of concentration, wield your sword of smarts, and sail through this challenge with flying colours! Let's see if you can score full marks!
1.
What type of word is 'quickly' in this sentence: 'The cat ran quickly.'
Noun
Adjective
Verb
Adverb
The correct answer is 'Adverb'. 'Quickly' describes how the verb (ran) is done.
2.
Which of these shows the correct use of the apostrophe?
The childrens' football
The kids's playground
James' book
The womans' hat
The correct answer is 'James' book'. Apostrophes are used to show possession.
3.
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
Don't forget to pick up milk bread and cereal.
Don't forget to pick up milk, bread and cereal.
Don't forget, to pick up milk bread and cereal.
Don't forget to pick up milk bread, and cereal.
The correct answer is 'Don't forget to pick up milk, bread and cereal.' Commas are used to separate items in a list.
4.
Which sentence uses capital letters correctly?
In august, we will visit London.
In August, we will visit london.
in August, we will visit London.
In August, we will visit London.
The correct answer is 'In August, we will visit London.' Sentences, the name of a month and the name of a city all need to start with a capital letter.
5.
What punctuation mark finishes a statement?
comma
exclamation mark
question mark
full stop
The correct answer is 'Full Stop'. It tells us the sentence has finished.
6.
What type of word is 'because'?
Conjunction
Verb
Noun
Adjective
The correct answer is 'Conjunction'. 'Because' is used to connect clauses or sentences.
7.
Finish this sentence so that it's in the past tense: 'Yesterday, I ______ to the park with my friend.'
go
went
will go
goes
The correct answer is 'went'. 'Went' is the past tense of 'go'.
8.
In which sentence is 'their' used correctly?
I can't find their coats.
Their going to the park later.
What is their now?
Can I come to their?
The correct answer is 'I can't find their coats.' 'Their' is a possessive pronoun meaning 'belonging to them'.
9.
Which sentence is a question?
She loves to play football.
I wonder if it is going to rain today.
Do you have a pet?
It's a lovely day.
The correct answer is 'Do you have a pet?'. Questions often start with ‘do’, ‘is’, ‘can’, ’will’ or ‘have’ and they always end with a question mark.
10.
How many syllables are in the word 'corridor'?
2
3
1
4
The correct answer is '3'. 'Corridor' is divided into syllables like this: co-rri-.dor.
Author:  Graeme Haw

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