Usage
Punctuation, Capitalization, and Spelling
Sentences
Vocabulary and Word Use
Text Types and Purposes
100

These are stand-ins for nouns.

What are pronouns.

100

A commonly used punctuation mark that indicates a pause between parts of a sentence.

What is a comma.

100

Type of sentence that contains a subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought.

What is a complete sentence.

100

Hints that can help you understand an unfamiliar word.

What are context clues.

100

The reason for writing.

What is purpose.

200

A word that modifies a noun or pronoun.

What is an adjective.

200

These are used to show ownership, or to form a contraction.

What are apostrophes.

200

Type of sentence that occurs when two or more sentences are joined without proper punctuation.

What is a run-on sentence.

200

Word parts that are added to words.

What are affixes.

200

The person or people who read a piece of writing.

What is audience.

300

The word or phrase that a pronoun refers to.

What is an antecedent.

300

These are used to enclose quotations.

What are quotation marks.

300

An incomplete sentence.

What is a sentence fragment.

300

A particular way of expressing feelings or events.

What is tone.

300

The purpose of this kind of text is to persuade a reader to agree with the writer's claim, or opinion. 

What is an argumentative text.

400

Type of pronoun that shows possession or ownership.

What is a possessive pronoun.

400

Which word in the following sentence needs to be capitalized?

my back hurts from lifting the Maytag dryer.

What is my.

400

Type of sentence that contains one independent clause.

What is a simple sentence.

400

A list of meanings for words found in a particular book or article.

What is glossary.

400

This is found at the beginning of a paragraph and states the main idea.

What is a topic sentence.

500

The -ing form of a verb that functions as a noun.

What is a gerund.

500

Words that sound the same but are spelled differently and different meanings.

What are homophones.

500

Type of sentence that contains a dependent clause and an independent clause.

What is a complex sentence.

500

A word that has the same, or almost the same, meaning as another word.

What is a synonym.

500

Words or phrases that have a specific meaning.

What are precise words.

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