English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Language - Sentence Structure (Questions)

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Sometimes, students need to change a sentence because it enhances the meaning. Some sentences need to be expanded because they are too simple. Others should be reduced because they contain too many details that do not affect the meaning of the sentence. Finally, two sentences can be combined so the text won’t sound choppy when read aloud. In this quiz, the students will determine what should happen to the sentences as well as determine which sentence is written the best.

1. What should happen to the sentence below?
The tree blew in the wind.
[ ] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[ ] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[ ] Combine this sentence with the original sentence. A ship sailed by
2. What should happen to the sentence below?
Reading is my favorite subject. Art is my least favorite.
[ ] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[ ] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[ ] Combine both sentences with a connecting word
3. What should happen to the sentence below?
After eating a large very sizable dinner, I went to sleep.
[ ] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[ ] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[ ] Combine this sentence with the original sentence. At school tomorrow, I will study for my test
4. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] The girl walked into the room. She saw her father.
[ ] When the young girl happily walked into the room, she saw her father.
[ ] The girl walked and strutted into the room and she saw and looked at her father.
[ ] The girl walked into the room and saw her father.
5. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Everyone saw the hard rain falling. They got an umbrella.
[ ] Everyone saw the hard rain falling, so they got an umbrella.
[ ] Everyone saw the rain, so they got an umbrella.
[ ] Everyone saw the terribly very hard horrible rain, and they got an umbrella.
6. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Sarah thought about the difficult very hard question. Then she answered it.
[ ] Sarah thought about the difficult question. Then she answered it.
[ ] Sarah thought about the question and answered it.
[ ] Sarah thought about the difficult question before answering it.
7. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Since Karen took medication every day, she would need her medication every single day.
[ ] Karen took medication every day, and she would need her medication every single day.
[ ] Karen took medication and would need it every single day.
[ ] Karen took medication every day. She would need it every single day.
8. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] We searched for the lost puppy. We never found the lost puppy.
[ ] We searched for the lost puppy but never found it.
[ ] We searched for the sad lost puppy, and we never found the sad lost puppy.
[ ] We searched for the animal and never found it.
9. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Maps help people who have trouble following directions.
[ ] Maps help people. Some people have trouble following directions.
[ ] Maps help people.
[ ] Maps help.
10. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Jewelry is important to women, but tools are not important.
[ ] Jewelry is important to women, but tools are not .
[ ] Jewelry is important to women. Tools are not important.
[ ] Jewelry is important and tools are not.
English Language: Elementary School: Grades 3, 4 and 5 Quiz - Grade 5 Language - Sentence Structure (Answers)
1. What should happen to the sentence below?
The tree blew in the wind.
[x] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[ ] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[ ] Combine this sentence with the original sentence. A ship sailed by
This simple sentence needs more details in it
2. What should happen to the sentence below?
Reading is my favorite subject. Art is my least favorite.
[ ] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[ ] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[x] Combine both sentences with a connecting word
These two sentences have something in common, so they should be combined
3. What should happen to the sentence below?
After eating a large very sizable dinner, I went to sleep.
[ ] Include more adjectives and adverbs to add more detail to the sentence
[ ] Add more prepositions to the sentence
[x] Take out some of the unnecessary words in the sentence
[ ] Combine this sentence with the original sentence. At school tomorrow, I will study for my test
The word 'large' should be removed
4. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] The girl walked into the room. She saw her father.
[x] When the young girl happily walked into the room, she saw her father.
[ ] The girl walked and strutted into the room and she saw and looked at her father.
[ ] The girl walked into the room and saw her father.
This sentence has details and is combined appropriately
5. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Everyone saw the hard rain falling. They got an umbrella.
[x] Everyone saw the hard rain falling, so they got an umbrella.
[ ] Everyone saw the rain, so they got an umbrella.
[ ] Everyone saw the terribly very hard horrible rain, and they got an umbrella.
This sentence was combined correctly and uses details
6. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Sarah thought about the difficult very hard question. Then she answered it.
[ ] Sarah thought about the difficult question. Then she answered it.
[ ] Sarah thought about the question and answered it.
[x] Sarah thought about the difficult question before answering it.
This sentence uses enough detail and is in one sentence
7. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Since Karen took medication every day, she would need her medication every single day.
[ ] Karen took medication every day, and she would need her medication every single day.
[x] Karen took medication and would need it every single day.
[ ] Karen took medication every day. She would need it every single day.
This should be in one sentence without repeated words
8. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] We searched for the lost puppy. We never found the lost puppy.
[x] We searched for the lost puppy but never found it.
[ ] We searched for the sad lost puppy, and we never found the sad lost puppy.
[ ] We searched for the animal and never found it.
This sentence has details and is combined appropriately
9. Which sentence is written the best?
[x] Maps help people who have trouble following directions.
[ ] Maps help people. Some people have trouble following directions.
[ ] Maps help people.
[ ] Maps help.
This sentence contains details and is one complete sentence
10. Which sentence is written the best?
[ ] Jewelry is important to women, but tools are not important.
[x] Jewelry is important to women, but tools are not .
[ ] Jewelry is important to women. Tools are not important.
[ ] Jewelry is important and tools are not.
This sentence includes all of the details without repeating words