topic sentences/details
complex or compound
appositives
equal adjectives
often confused words
100

Which could be a topic sentence about the importance of boat safety? a. A radio for communication is a must. b. It's important to have the right size life vest for each passenger. c. Boating is more enjoyable when you know you've taken the right safety measures. d. Accidents are avoided by knowing the channel rules such as "red, right, return".

C

100

Which of these is a dependent clause?

a. Although we shoveled the snow off the driveway

b. We left the snow on the walkway

a

100

Identify the appositive in this sentence:

The man's hat, a blue baseball cap, flew off in the wind.

a blue baseball cap

100

Are the adjectives equal?

bright beautiful moon

yes, equal

100

Your/you're the best shooter on the team.

you're

200

Which could be a detail in a paragraph about the usefulness of cell phones in school? a. Cell phones are not just for fun; they're useful too. b. There are apps and attachments that will turn your phone into a barometer. c. The sound of text messages and emails hitting the phone can be very distracting. d. There are some very entertaining games that you can download for free.

B

200

Which of these words often begin a dependent clause (choose two)

a. because

b. yesterday

c. even though

a and c

200

We went to a Broadway show, Hamilton, and it was fabulous. 

Hamilton

200

Are the adjectives equal?

colorful Christmas tree

no, they are unequal

200

She is taller then/than her brother. 

than

300

Which of the following is not a good, specific reason for the argument, "schools should not serve McDonald's for lunch"? a. McDonald's food has proven to cause health problems. b. Your head of school would agree that McDonald's is bad. c. McDonald's food is made from highly processed ingredients which do not sustain you nutritionally.

B

300

Compound sentence or complex sentence?

I left my computer at school, and I went back to get it.

compound

300

For dinner, let's go to that new restaurant, Auggies. 

Auggies

300

Is the punctuation correct?

The three tiny, colorful insects crawled over the rock wall.

yes

300

I will meet you their/there at 9:00.

there

400

Which of the following is a detail that supports the opinion, "We should not have summer vacation"? a. Students would really be sad if they had to go to school all summer. b. While summer vacation may cause students to forget some of what they learned, it recharges their brains and spirits so they come back enthused and ready to learn. c. There are good reasons to have summer vacation.

B

400

Since you really want to go, I will pick you up in the morning.

complex

400

Such loyal animals, golden retrievers make very good family dogs. 

such loyal animals

400

Is the punctuation correct?

A large, red box is sitting by the back door. 

yes

400

The little dog broke its/it's leg, but the it has healed.

its

500

Which of the following is a detail that supports the statement "Uniforms prevent kids from dressing inappropriately"? a. Students are required to wear a collared shirt and tuck it into their pants. b. Students can express their individuality by wearing accessories. c. Students can wear inappropriate tee shirts that show right through their collared shirts.

A

500

Compound or complex?

I may go hiking this weekend, or I may do a bike ride. 

compound

500

Identify the appositive in the sentence. 

She wore her old coat, a tattered rag, and shivered in the cold. 

 a tattered rag

500

It was a long, boring, baseball game.

no

500

The students need to bring there/their coats to the gym. 

their

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