English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Word Recognition 1 (Questions)

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When spelling the word there, they're or their, it's important to know which one to use.

There hats are their and they're coats are here. There's definitely something wrong here. If you haven't figured it out, here's the correct version: Their hats are there and their coats are here. 'Their' is a possessive adjective and shows that 'they' own something. 'There' is an adverb and is used to indicate place or position. Finally, 'they're' is a contraction (shortened form) of 'they are'.

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It's very important to get these three word meanings fixed in your mind. We can all be excused for not knowing the meaning (or spelling) of an unusual word rarely used in everyday speech, but it's a sign of poor English if you don't know the basic words.

Do this elementary school quiz and become an expert in dealing with these three words.

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1. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
It's ___ fault that they lost the game.
[ ] their
[ ] there
[ ] they're
[ ] they'r
2. The family had bland food on their plates. It did not have salt or pepper in it.
What does BLAND mean?
[ ] Without flavor
[ ] Cooked by the family
[ ] Salty
[ ] Burned
3. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ always late for school.
[ ] Their
[ ] There
[ ] Thay're
[ ] They're
4. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
Have you seen ___ new house?
[ ] there
[ ] their
[ ] they're
[ ] thier
5. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ dog has destroyed our flower bed.
[ ] There
[ ] Their're
[ ] Their
[ ] They're
6. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
He put it ___, but now it's gone!
[ ] they're
[ ] there
[ ] their
[ ] thuir
7. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ very sad and upset about it.
[ ] There're
[ ] Their're
[ ] Thay're
[ ] They're
8. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
Put it up ___ .
[ ] thar're
[ ] they're
[ ] there
[ ] their
9. The yellow lemon smells good and is over there on the counter.
Where is there?
[ ] On the counter
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Smells
[ ] Good
10. Sarah and Bill walked over to the cluster of children. They’re watching the children look at the lake.
What does CLUSTER mean?
[ ] Group
[ ] One
[ ] Only boys
[ ] Adults
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 3 Reading Foundation - Word Recognition 1 (Answers)
1. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
It's ___ fault that they lost the game.
[x] their
[ ] there
[ ] they're
[ ] they'r
The possessive adjective is required because it's someone's fault: the fault 'belongs' to someone
2. The family had bland food on their plates. It did not have salt or pepper in it.
What does BLAND mean?
[x] Without flavor
[ ] Cooked by the family
[ ] Salty
[ ] Burned
Bland means that it does not have a lot of flavor
3. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ always late for school.
[ ] Their
[ ] There
[ ] Thay're
[x] They're
Who is late for school is stated, so you need they're
4. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
Have you seen ___ new house?
[ ] there
[x] their
[ ] they're
[ ] thier
The possessive adjective is required because the sentence asks about someone's new house
5. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ dog has destroyed our flower bed.
[ ] There
[ ] Their're
[x] Their
[ ] They're
The possessive adjective is required because the sentence makes a statement about someone's dog
6. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
He put it ___, but now it's gone!
[ ] they're
[x] there
[ ] their
[ ] thuir
The adverb is required because you are stating the place where he put something
7. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
___ very sad and upset about it.
[ ] There're
[ ] Their're
[ ] Thay're
[x] They're
You are stating who is very sad and upset, so you need they're
8. Complete the sentence with the correct word.
Put it up ___ .
[ ] thar're
[ ] they're
[x] there
[ ] their
The adverb is required because you are stating a place where something must be placed
9. The yellow lemon smells good and is over there on the counter.
Where is there?
[x] On the counter
[ ] Yellow
[ ] Smells
[ ] Good
There refers to a place which is on the counter
10. Sarah and Bill walked over to the cluster of children. They’re watching the children look at the lake.
What does CLUSTER mean?
[x] Group
[ ] One
[ ] Only boys
[ ] Adults
Cluster refers to a group