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Practice - Writing - 04

Hello, literary minds! Are you feeling confident about your skills in structuring and writing sentences in English? If so, let's put it to the test with our quiz! It's all about making sentences, using the correct punctuation, and nailing sentence structures. Show us your KS3 English knowledge! Ready to take the challenge? Let's get started!
Identify the predicate in the sentence: 'The cat is sleeping on the sofa.'
The cat
Is sleeping on the sofa
On the sofa
The correct answer is option B. In a sentence, the predicate is the part of the sentence that tells us what the subject does or is. In this sentence, 'is sleeping on the sofa' is the predicate.
Which of the following sentences is a compound sentence?
She laughed hysterically at Michael's suggestion.
Rachel is very smart and she began reading when she was three years old.
My dog loves to play with his ball, his squeaky toy and his slipper.
The sun sets in the west.
Option B is a compound sentence. A compound sentence contains two independent clauses joined by a conjunction. In this case, 'Rachel is very smart' and 'she began reading when she was three years old' are the two independent clauses, and they are joined by the conjunction 'and'.
A sentence must always include...
An exclamation mark.
A verb.
All of above.
Though adjectives can add detail to your sentences and exclamation marks can add emotion, a sentence must always include a verb - an action or state of being.
What kind of sentence is this: 'Please pass me the salt.'?
This sentence is imperative, as it expresses a command or a polite request.
What does an interjection convey?
A strong emotion
Future tense
Past tense
Conditional state
Interjections are words used to express strong feeling or sudden emotion. They are included in a sentence usually at the start to convey emotions such as surprise, disgust, joy, excitement or enthusiasm. In 'Wow, well done!' 'Wow' is an interjection.
What type of sentence ends with a question mark?
Declarative sentence
Interrogative sentence
Exclamatory sentence
Imperative sentence
A sentence that poses a question and ends with a question mark is an interrogative sentence.
The sentence 'Books are the windows to the world.' is an example of...
This is a metaphor, a figure of speech that directly compares two different things by saying one is the other.
Which sentence correctly uses commas in a list?
She bought apples, oranges bananas and grapes.
He likes, running, swimming and biking.
My favourite colours are blue, red and green.
Books, pens. pencils, rulers I have them all.
Option C is the correct use of commas. Note how the commas separate each item in the list.
Identify the correct order of adjectives in this sentence: 'He bought a _________ car.'
Japanese new blue sports
New blue sports Japanese
Blue new Japanese sports
New blue Japanese sports
According to the rules of English, adjectives have to be in this order: opinion, size, age, shape, colour, origin, material, purpose.
Which of the below is a complete sentence?
Because of the illness.
Running around the field.
Jonathan cooked dinner.
In the sunny weather.
Option C is the correct answer. A complete sentence needs to express a complete thought. It includes a subject ('Jonathan') and a predicate ('cooked dinner').
Author:  Graeme Haw

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