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Grade 4 Language - Sentence Structure

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Sentences should be written in complete sentences with both a subject and a verb. If a sentence does not have a subject, the student should be able to recognize that. They should correct both run-on sentences and fragments. Correcting these problems will strengthen students' writings. In this quiz, the students will complete the sentences and correct fragments and run-ons.

1.
Read the statement below.
The chair and table near the wall.
What needs to change in this sentence to make it a complete sentence?
A verb or predicate needs adding.
A subject needs adding.
A subject and verb or predicate needs adding.
It is already a complete sentence.
This statement is already a complete sentence with a subject and predicate.
2.
Choose what is missing from this statement to make it a complete sentence.
Bike riders in the park ____.
and runners
went home
on Sundays
for no reason
This sentence needs a predicate.
3.
Read the statement below.
Answered the question.
What is wrong with it?
It is a fragment.
It is a run-on.
It is a complete sentence.
It needs both a subject and verb.
This statement is a fragment because it needs a subject.
4.
Read the statement below.
April and May are two months they are close together.
What needs to change in this sentence to make it a complete sentence?
It needs a subject added to it.
It needs to be divided into two sentences.
It needs a verb added to it.
It needs both a subject and verb added to it.
This is a run-on sentence.
5.
Choose what is missing from this statement to make it a complete sentence.
The clock on the table ____.
with the vase
made noise
and the books on the shelf
quietly
This sentence needs a predicate.
6.
Choose what is missing from this statement to make it a complete sentence.
____ ran home from the party.
Children
In the house
Mom is
cried and
This sentence needs a subject.
7.
Choose what is missing from this statement to make it a complete sentence.
Since we learned to dance, ____.
and sing from an expert
singing and playing an instrument
by asking a friend to teach us
we have been dancing all the time
This completes the sentence because it needs an independent clause.
8.
Read the statement below.
Patty cried.
What is wrong with it?
It is a fragment.
It is a run-on sentence.
Nothing. It is a complete sentence.
It needs both a subject and verb.
Even though this is a short sentence, it does contain a subject and verb.
9.
Read the statement below.
After my dog barked, I knew he was hungry.
What needs to change in this sentence to make it a complete sentence?
It needs a subject added to it.
It needs a verb added to it.
It needs to be divided into two sentences.
It is already a complete sentence.
This sentence already contains a subject and verb.
10.
Choose what is missing from this statement to make it a complete sentence.
In the morning, ____.
apples and oranges
is time to sleep
we took a test
cried and screamed
This sentence needs both the subject and the verb.
Author:  Amy Flanders

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