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SATs Grammar Paper 3

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a grammar and punctuation test in the style of Key Stage 2 SATs.

'SATs Grammar Paper 3' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   SATs Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar and Punctuation Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice grammar and punctuation test in the style of a Key Stage 2 National Test.

 

In the real Key Stage 2 National Test, you will write your answers in a special test booklet, in spaces provided.

 

At EdPlace, you will use the computer to enter your answers and you can use a pencil and paper to make jottings if needed.

 

This paper includes a variety of grammar and punctuation based questions from the Key Stage 2 programme of study.

 

For each question, you will be given instructions about how to answer. 

Some questions may need an answer to be typed. Others may need you to match words or phrases, select text or choose correct answers.

 

There are 50 questions in the test. 

The test is timed and the timer is set for 45 minutes.

Each question should take no more than 1 minute. As you get faster and more confident this should be less than 1 minute.

 

Don't worry if you don't finish in this time, you can carry on working after the timer has run out. 

All questions are worth 1 mark.

These questions will be marked automatically.

 

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question, do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

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Type out the following sentence again, putting three commas in the correct places.

 

(Remember that the comma goes straight after the word, with no space before it.)

 

Mum packed some sandwiches three bags of crisps some bananas a packet of biscuits and a hot flask of tea.

The following sentence needs commas to make it easier to understand.

 

Penny my sister is in year eight.

 

Insert a pair of commas to make the sentence clearer. 

Match the sentences on the left with the punctuation they are most likely to finish with.

Column A

Column B

It started to snow
!
Come here now
.
What time is it
?

Which of the sentences below is correctly punctuated?

Josh has three sisters, Millie, Caitlin and Jemima.

Josh has three sisters; Millie, Caitlin and Jemima.

Josh has three sisters: Millie, Caitlin and Jemima.

Add two commas in the correct places to make this sentence correct.

 

When we went to the zoo we saw lions penguins monkeys and pandas.

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Add a pair of commas to make the following sentence clearer.

 

The thief however did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.

Which words in the following sentence should have a capital letter?

 

my best friend sarah lives on market street and comes to my house every saturday.

sarah

my

street

market

comes

saturday

Decide whether the apostrophe in each of the following sentences has been used for omission or possession.

 

1) I can't stay awake any longer.

2) Sam's performance on the guitar was the highlight of the show.

3) I've never been to America.

 omissionpossession
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3

Correct the following sentence, adding correct punctuation for speech.

 

After lunch, said Mr Jones, we will do geography.

Which of these should be written as two separate sentences?

Joseph is Welsh and Pierre is French.

I like sweets, but I prefer chocolate.

My favourite hobby is knitting because it is fun and creative.

My older brother is called Lee he is very caring.

Tick the sentence that is punctuated correctly.

Timmy was tired, he didn't want to go to school.

Timmy was tired; he didn't want to go to school.

Timmy was tired he didn't want to go to school.

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word.

 

for example: un + happy = unhappy

 

Add the correct prefix to the beginning of the word behave to make a word that means the opposite.

Choose the correct contraction to replace the underlined words in the following sentence.

 

They are hoping to go to Florida next year.

There

Theyr'e

Theyre

They're

Read the following sentences and decide which ones are statements.

 

Tick two boxes.

Come here, please.

What time is it?

That new cafe is opening today.

I don't like snakes.

Can I stay up late tonight?

Read the sentences below.

 

Kevin opened the box slowly and gasped excitedly. Inside he found a tiny puppy. He lifted it out gently.

 

Which of the following words are adverbs?

opened

slowly

gasped

excitedly

tiny

puppy

lifted

gently

Each of the sentences below has a verb missing.

 

Match the correct verbs with each sentence.

 

Hover your mouse over the boxes on the left if you can't read the whole sentence.

Column A

Column B

The horse _______ eating hay.
are
The twins _______ finished their tea.
have
We _______ waiting for the school bus.
has
The rain _______ gone away.
is

The following sentence has a verb in an incorrect form. Rewrite the sentence correctly in the answer box.

 

We have sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.

How many nouns are there in the following sentence?

 

The birds in our garden are eating all the berries on the bushes now the weather is getting colder.

3

4

5

6

Only one of the sentences below uses the correct plural.

 

Tick the correct one.

The childs were excited about the party.

The gooses were hissing at the dog.

I saw some red deers running through the woods.

All the women were waiting outside.

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence below.

 

All the competitors were told to line up at the start of the race.

 

When __________ heard the whistle blow they started to run.

she

he

they

them

Tick all the adjectives in the sentence below.

 

Padma was wearing red jeans with a thick sweater and a silky scarf.

Padma

wearing

red

jeans

thick

sweater

silky

scarf

What type of word is an in the following sentence?

 

We saw an orangutan when we went to the zoo.

preposition

definite article

indefinite article

adverb

adjective

Which of the words in the following sentence is a preposition

 

Write it in the answer box.

 

The puppy hid behind the shed.

This passage has had three connectives taken out of it.

 

Joe __________ Tom thought that the match was exciting. Jayden, __________, went home early __________ he was bored.

 

Rewrite it in the answer box using one of these connectives to fill each space:

 

because

however

and

Tick all of the sentences which contain modal verbs.

Matthew and James won't stop shouting!

I would love to eat ice cream all day.

I could not find my Maths homework.

Beth and Sam both like tennis.

Puppies should be fed 3 or 4 meals a day.

Identify the adverbial phrase in the following sentence:

 

With a tear in his eye, Ben waved goodbye to his mother.

His mother

Ben waved

With a tear in his eye

in his

Ben waved goodbye

Choose the word from the list that completes the following sentence in a way that is grammatically correct.

 

Jodie opened the box __________ and lifted out her new puppy.

quick

slow

carefully

careful

The word object has more than one meaning.

 

Tick two definitions of the word from the list below.

a thing that can be seen or touched

something that is faulty

to give something back

to show disapproval

Complete the table to show which words are comparatives and which are superlatives.

 superlativecomparativeneither
slower
slowest
best
worse
worst
better
pleasing

Use either I or me to complete the sentence below correctly.

 

My brother had chicken pox and he passed it on to my sister and __________.

I

me

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

It costs me a lot of money to look after my dog.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

My dog costs me a lot of money.

I have to spend a lot of money to look after my dog.

Looking after dogs costs a lot of money.

I find it very expensive to keep a dog.

Find one word that can complete both sentences below.

 

The music teacher stood up and started to __________ the orchestra with his baton.

My brother's teacher said she wasn't happy with his __________ around the school.

 

Write the word in the answer box.

Which of the words in the list is an antonym for conscientious?

careless

helpful

clever

downhearted

Choose the correct word to complete the following sentence.

 

Kayla __________ over at her friend's house last night.

sleeped

sleeps

slept

sleepd

Which of the words in the list is a synonym for consternation?

delight

excitement

dismay

terror

Decide whether the underlined part of the following sentence is a phrase or a clause.

 

Sunil's brother, who is at university, wants to be a doctor.

phrase

clause

Match the words in the sentence below with their word class.

 

Josie looked at her watch and then ran quickly along the busy street.

Column A

Column B

street
preposition
ran
noun
busy
adjective
quickly
verb
along
adverb

Match the words in the list with their noun class.

Column A

Column B

donkey
abstract noun
happiness
common noun
herd
collective noun
January
proper noun

Change the verbs in the following sentence into the past tense and write the sentence out again.

 

Martina parks her car and goes into the shop.

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence when written in the present tense.

 

Each of you ______ entitled to a share in the money raised.

be

is

am

was

Read the sentence below and tick the box that describes the underlined section.

 

I gave my old tricycle to the little boy next door.

verb phrase

noun phrase

main clause

subordinate clause

The following sentence contains a conjunction.

 

Because it was raining so heavily, we couldn't have our sports day yesterday.

 

Write the conjunction in the answer box.

What type of word is from in the following sentence?

 

My two sisters are very different from each other.

article

verb

preposition

phrase

adjective

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined word is a personal pronoun, a relative pronoun or a possessive pronoun.

 

Don't touch that chocolate. It's mine!

personal pronoun

relative pronoun

possessive pronoun

The following sentence needs inverted commas to show speech.

 

Write it out again, putting inverted commas in the correct places.

 

Mum, said Josie, I don't feel well.

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The boys jackets were hanging on their pegs.

Match the words and sentences below with their most likely punctuation.

Column A

Column B

Josie took her dog for a walk
.
What time did you get here
?
Help me
!

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Write out the following sentence again, adding a pair of commas to make it clearer.

 

The thief however did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.

Read the sentence below.

 

What type of adverb is the underlined word?

 

She folded the letter up carefully and put it in the envelope.

adverb of frequency

adverb of manner

adverb of place

adverb of time

Circle the three determiners in the sentence below.

 

Celia didn’t have any bread that day, so she went out to buy some at the shop.

Celia didn’t have any bread that day, so she went out to buy some at the shop.
  • Question 1

Type out the following sentence again, putting three commas in the correct places.

 

(Remember that the comma goes straight after the word, with no space before it.)

 

Mum packed some sandwiches three bags of crisps some bananas a packet of biscuits and a hot flask of tea.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mum packed some sandwiches, three bags of crisps, some bananas, a packet of biscuits and a hot flask of tea.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Mum packed some sandwiches, three bags of crisps, some bananas, a packet of biscuits and a hot flask of tea. Commas are used to separate items in a list. A comma is not normally placed before the 'and', but it is not incorrect to do so. Therefore, Mum packed some sandwiches, three bags of crisps, some bananas, a packet of biscuits, and a hot flask of tea. would also be correct!
  • Question 2

The following sentence needs commas to make it easier to understand.

 

Penny my sister is in year eight.

 

Insert a pair of commas to make the sentence clearer. 

CORRECT ANSWER
Penny, my sister, is in year eight.
Penny, my sister, is in year eight.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Penny, my sister, is in year eight. The commas go around the extra information (my sister). If the information inside the commas is removed, the rest of the sentence should still make sense. (Penny is in year eight.)
  • Question 3

Match the sentences on the left with the punctuation they are most likely to finish with.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

It started to snow
.
Come here now
!
What time is it
?
EDDIE SAYS
A question always ends with a question mark. Exclamation marks are not essential but are helpful for the reader.
  • Question 4

Which of the sentences below is correctly punctuated?

CORRECT ANSWER
Josh has three sisters: Millie, Caitlin and Jemima.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Josh has three sisters: Millie, Caitlin and Jemima. A colon is used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own.
  • Question 5

Add two commas in the correct places to make this sentence correct.

 

When we went to the zoo we saw lions penguins monkeys and pandas.

CORRECT ANSWER
When we went to the zoo we saw lions, penguins, monkeys and pandas.
When we went to the zoo we saw lions, penguins, monkeys, and pandas.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: When we went to the zoo we saw lions, penguins, monkeys and pandas. Commas are used to separate items in a list. A comma is not normally used before the word 'and' but it is not incorrect to do so. Therefore, When we went to the zoo we saw lions, penguins, monkeys, and pandas. would also be correct.
  • Question 6

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Add a pair of commas to make the following sentence clearer.

 

The thief however did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.

CORRECT ANSWER
The thief, however, did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: The thief, however, did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge. The word 'however' could be left out and the sentence would still make sense.
  • Question 7

Which words in the following sentence should have a capital letter?

 

my best friend sarah lives on market street and comes to my house every saturday.

CORRECT ANSWER
sarah
my
street
market
saturday
EDDIE SAYS
There were five words in the sentence which needed capital letters: My, Sarah, Market, Street and Saturday. The names of people, streets and the days of the week all need to start with a capital letter. The sentence also needs to begin with a capital letter.
  • Question 8

Decide whether the apostrophe in each of the following sentences has been used for omission or possession.

 

1) I can't stay awake any longer.

2) Sam's performance on the guitar was the highlight of the show.

3) I've never been to America.

CORRECT ANSWER
 omissionpossession
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3
EDDIE SAYS
The correct reasons for apostrophe use are: • I can't stay awake any longer (I cannot stay awake any longer) = omission. • Sam's performance on the guitar was the highlight of the show = possession. • I've never been to America (I have never been to America) = omission. We use apostrophes for omission when there is a missing letter e.g. can't. We use apostrophes for possession when something belongs to someone e.g. Sam's performance.
  • Question 9

Correct the following sentence, adding correct punctuation for speech.

 

After lunch, said Mr Jones, we will do geography.

CORRECT ANSWER
"After lunch," said Mr Jones, "we will do geography."
'After lunch,' said Mr Jones, 'we will do geography.'
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: "After lunch," said Mr Jones, "we will do geography." The inverted commas go around the words actually spoken. Other punctuation, such as commas and full stops, are placed before the closing inverted commas.
  • Question 10

Which of these should be written as two separate sentences?

CORRECT ANSWER
My older brother is called Lee he is very caring.
EDDIE SAYS
The two separate sentences should be: My older brother is called Lee. He is very caring. Sentences must contain a verb and noun.
  • Question 11

Tick the sentence that is punctuated correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Timmy was tired; he didn't want to go to school.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Timmy was tired; he didn't want to go to school. A semi colon can be used instead of a conjunction to join two related clauses. A comma should not be used in this way.
  • Question 12

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word.

 

for example: un + happy = unhappy

 

Add the correct prefix to the beginning of the word behave to make a word that means the opposite.

CORRECT ANSWER
misbehave
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is misbehave There is no rule to tell us which prefix to use to make a word into its opposite. It is just a case of learning them.
  • Question 13

Choose the correct contraction to replace the underlined words in the following sentence.

 

They are hoping to go to Florida next year.

CORRECT ANSWER
They're
EDDIE SAYS
The correct contraction is: They're. The apostrophe is placed where letters have been removed. The letter 'a' has been removed in this example.
  • Question 14

Read the following sentences and decide which ones are statements.

 

Tick two boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
That new cafe is opening today.
I don't like snakes.
EDDIE SAYS
The two statements are: • That new cafe is opening today. • I don't like snakes. A statement expresses a fact or opinion.
  • Question 15

Read the sentences below.

 

Kevin opened the box slowly and gasped excitedly. Inside he found a tiny puppy. He lifted it out gently.

 

Which of the following words are adverbs?

CORRECT ANSWER
slowly
excitedly
gently
EDDIE SAYS
The adverbs in this extract are slowly, excitedly and gently. Adverbs describe how an action is carried out.
  • Question 16

Each of the sentences below has a verb missing.

 

Match the correct verbs with each sentence.

 

Hover your mouse over the boxes on the left if you can't read the whole sentence.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

The horse _______ eating hay.
is
The twins _______ finished their ...
have
We _______ waiting for the school...
are
The rain _______ gone away.
has
EDDIE SAYS
The sentences should be as follows: • The horse is eating hay. • The twins have finished their tea. • We are waiting for the school bus. • The rain has gone away. The best way to tackle this one is to read the sentences out loud and decide which verb makes most sense.
  • Question 17

The following sentence has a verb in an incorrect form. Rewrite the sentence correctly in the answer box.

 

We have sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.

CORRECT ANSWER
We have sung lots of songs in our music lesson today.
We sang lots of songs in our music lesson today.
EDDIE SAYS
There were two possible correct answers for this one! • We have sung lots of songs in our music lesson today. • We sang lots of songs in our music lesson today. The correct forms are either 'sang' or 'have sung'.
  • Question 18

How many nouns are there in the following sentence?

 

The birds in our garden are eating all the berries on the bushes now the weather is getting colder.

CORRECT ANSWER
5
EDDIE SAYS
There are five nouns in the sentence. The nouns are: birds, garden, berries, bushes and weather.
  • Question 19

Only one of the sentences below uses the correct plural.

 

Tick the correct one.

CORRECT ANSWER
All the women were waiting outside.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct sentence is All the women were waiting outside. Many words in English have irregular plurals.
The plural of 'child' is 'children'.
The plural of 'goose' is 'geese'.
The plural of 'deer' is 'deer'.
  • Question 20

Choose the correct pronoun to complete the second sentence below.

 

All the competitors were told to line up at the start of the race.

 

When __________ heard the whistle blow they started to run.

CORRECT ANSWER
they
EDDIE SAYS
The correct pronoun is they. There was more than one competitor, so the correct word is 'they'.
  • Question 21

Tick all the adjectives in the sentence below.

 

Padma was wearing red jeans with a thick sweater and a silky scarf.

CORRECT ANSWER
red
thick
silky
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are red, thick and silky. Adjectives describe nouns. The adjectives in this sentence are describing the jeans, the sweater and the scarf.
  • Question 22

What type of word is an in the following sentence?

 

We saw an orangutan when we went to the zoo.

CORRECT ANSWER
indefinite article
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is indefinite article This is because an is not referring to a particular orangutan.
  • Question 23

Which of the words in the following sentence is a preposition

 

Write it in the answer box.

 

The puppy hid behind the shed.

CORRECT ANSWER
behind
EDDIE SAYS
The word behind is a preposition of place. This is because it tells us where the puppy is.
  • Question 24

This passage has had three connectives taken out of it.

 

Joe __________ Tom thought that the match was exciting. Jayden, __________, went home early __________ he was bored.

 

Rewrite it in the answer box using one of these connectives to fill each space:

 

because

however

and

CORRECT ANSWER
Joe and Tom thought that the match was exciting. Jayden, however, went home early because he was bored.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct sentence should read as follows: Joe and Tom thought that the match was exciting. Jayden, however, went home early because he was bored. The best way to tackle this one is to read the sentences aloud and see which connectives make sense.
  • Question 25

Tick all of the sentences which contain modal verbs.

CORRECT ANSWER
Matthew and James won't stop shouting!
I would love to eat ice cream all day.
I could not find my Maths homework.
Puppies should be fed 3 or 4 meals a day.
EDDIE SAYS
The four sentences containing modal verbs are: • Matthew and James won't stop shouting! • I would love to eat ice cream all day. • I could not find my Maths homework. • Puppies should be fed 3 or 4 meals a day. Modal verbs describe the possibility of a verb.
  • Question 26

Identify the adverbial phrase in the following sentence:

 

With a tear in his eye, Ben waved goodbye to his mother.

CORRECT ANSWER
With a tear in his eye
EDDIE SAYS
The adverbial phrase is With a tear in his eye. Adverbial phrases describe how a verb is performed. In this sentence, it shows us that Ben was sad to wave goodbye to his mother.
  • Question 27

Choose the word from the list that completes the following sentence in a way that is grammatically correct.

 

Jodie opened the box __________ and lifted out her new puppy.

CORRECT ANSWER
carefully
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word choice is carefully The word carefully is an adverb. It is needed here to describe the way that Jodie opened the box. 'Quick' and 'slow' are adjectives, not adverbs.
  • Question 28

The word object has more than one meaning.

 

Tick two definitions of the word from the list below.

CORRECT ANSWER
a thing that can be seen or touched
to show disapproval
EDDIE SAYS
Object can mean to show disapproval or a thing that can be seen or touched. Although the words are spelt the same way, they are pronounced slightly differently. In the first example, the stress is on the first syllable (There was a strange object in the sky), but in the second example the stress is on the second syllable (I object to your behaviour).
  • Question 29

Complete the table to show which words are comparatives and which are superlatives.

CORRECT ANSWER
 superlativecomparativeneither
slower
slowest
best
worse
worst
better
pleasing
EDDIE SAYS
Slowest, best, and worst are all superlatives. Slower, worse, and better are all comparatives. A superlative adjective compares three or more things. A comparative compares two things.
  • Question 30

Use either I or me to complete the sentence below correctly.

 

My brother had chicken pox and he passed it on to my sister and __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
me
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence should read as follows: My brother had chicken pox and he passed it on to my sister and me. The pronoun 'I' is used for the subject of a sentence (the person carrying out the action). In this example, the brother is the subject and the speaker and his sister are the object (the receivers of the chicken pox), so the correct pronoun is me.
  • Question 31

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

It costs me a lot of money to look after my dog.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
Looking after dogs costs a lot of money.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct option is Looking after dogs costs a lot of money. Impersonal sentences do not include personal pronouns such as 'I', 'me' and 'they'.
  • Question 32

Find one word that can complete both sentences below.

 

The music teacher stood up and started to __________ the orchestra with his baton.

My brother's teacher said she wasn't happy with his __________ around the school.

 

Write the word in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
conduct
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word which completes both sentences is conduct. The word is pronounced slightly differently in each example. In the first sentence, the stress is on the second syllable (conduct), but in the second sentence the stress is on the first syllable (conduct).
  • Question 33

Which of the words in the list is an antonym for conscientious?

CORRECT ANSWER
careless
EDDIE SAYS
The correct choice is careless. An antonym is a word which means the opposite or near opposite. If you are conscientious you always do your best and take a lot of care with your work. To be careless, means the opposite.
  • Question 34

Choose the correct word to complete the following sentence.

 

Kayla __________ over at her friend's house last night.

CORRECT ANSWER
slept
EDDIE SAYS
The correct option is slept. Many verbs add -ed to form the past tense but sleep is an irregular verb. The past tense is slept.
  • Question 35

Which of the words in the list is a synonym for consternation?

CORRECT ANSWER
dismay
EDDIE SAYS
The correct option is dismay. The best way to widen your vocabulary is to read a lot. Try to note down new words and look them up to see what they mean.
  • Question 36

Decide whether the underlined part of the following sentence is a phrase or a clause.

 

Sunil's brother, who is at university, wants to be a doctor.

CORRECT ANSWER
clause
EDDIE SAYS
The underlined part is a clause. We can tell because it contains a noun and a verb. A phrase can contain nouns or verbs, but not both.
  • Question 37

Match the words in the sentence below with their word class.

 

Josie looked at her watch and then ran quickly along the busy street.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

street
noun
ran
verb
busy
adjective
quickly
adverb
along
preposition
EDDIE SAYS
The word classes are as follows: • street is a noun • ran is a verb • busy is an adjective • quickly is an adverb • along is a preposition The words 'Josie' and 'watch' are also nouns.
  • Question 38

Match the words in the list with their noun class.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

donkey
common noun
happiness
abstract noun
herd
collective noun
January
proper noun
EDDIE SAYS
The noun classes are as follows: • donkey is a common noun • happiness is an abstract noun • herd is a collective noun • January is a proper noun A collective noun describes a group of things or people. An abstract noun is something that cannot be detected by the senses. A proper noun always begins with a capital letter.
  • Question 39

Change the verbs in the following sentence into the past tense and write the sentence out again.

 

Martina parks her car and goes into the shop.

CORRECT ANSWER
Martina parked her car and went into the shop.
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence, written in the past tense will be Martina parked her car and went into the shop. 'Park' is a regular verb but 'go' is irregular.
  • Question 40

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence when written in the present tense.

 

Each of you ______ entitled to a share in the money raised.

CORRECT ANSWER
is
EDDIE SAYS
The correct option is is. The word 'each' always takes the singular form of a verb.
  • Question 41

Read the sentence below and tick the box that describes the underlined section.

 

I gave my old tricycle to the little boy next door.

CORRECT ANSWER
noun phrase
EDDIE SAYS
The underlined part of the sentence is a noun phrase. A noun phrase is a group of words including a noun. A phrase never includes a verb.
  • Question 42

The following sentence contains a conjunction.

 

Because it was raining so heavily, we couldn't have our sports day yesterday.

 

Write the conjunction in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
because
Because
EDDIE SAYS
The conjunction in this sentence is because. A conjunction is a word used to link words or clauses within a sentence.
  • Question 43

What type of word is from in the following sentence?

 

My two sisters are very different from each other.

CORRECT ANSWER
preposition
EDDIE SAYS
The word from is a preposition. A preposition links a noun to other words in a sentence. In this case, it is comparing the two sisters.
  • Question 44

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined word is a personal pronoun, a relative pronoun or a possessive pronoun.

 

Don't touch that chocolate. It's mine!

CORRECT ANSWER
possessive pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
The word mine is a possessive pronoun. This is because the pronoun shows who the chocolate belongs to.
  • Question 45

The following sentence needs inverted commas to show speech.

 

Write it out again, putting inverted commas in the correct places.

 

Mum, said Josie, I don't feel well.

CORRECT ANSWER
"Mum," said Josie, "I don't feel well."
'Mum,' said Josie, 'I don't feel well.'
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is as follows: "Mum," said Josie, "I don't feel well." The inverted commas go around the words actually spoken. Josie does not say 'said Josie' so these words do not go inside inverted commas. The sentence could also be punctuated with single inverted commas, as follows: 'Mum,' said Josie, 'I don't feel well.'
  • Question 46

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The boys jackets were hanging on their pegs.

CORRECT ANSWER
The boys' jackets were hanging on their pegs.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is as follows: The boys' jackets were hanging on their pegs. The jackets belong to more than one boy, so the apostrophe is placed after the 's'.
  • Question 47

Match the words and sentences below with their most likely punctuation.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Josie took her dog for a walk
.
What time did you get here
?
Help me
!
EDDIE SAYS
The sentences should be punctuated as follows: • Josie took her dog for a walk. • What time did you get here? • Help me! Questions always need a question mark. Exclamation marks are not essential but are a help to the reader.
  • Question 48

A pair of commas can be used to make a sentence easier to read by separating words or groups of words.

 

Write out the following sentence again, adding a pair of commas to make it clearer.

 

The thief however did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.

CORRECT ANSWER
The thief, however, did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.
The thief, however, did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is as follows: The thief, however, did not see the policeman hiding behind the hedge. Here, commas are used to show a parenthesis. The word 'however' could be left out and the sentence would still make sense.
  • Question 49

Read the sentence below.

 

What type of adverb is the underlined word?

 

She folded the letter up carefully and put it in the envelope.

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb of manner
EDDIE SAYS
Carefully is an adverb of manner. An adverb of manner describes how an action is done.
  • Question 50

Circle the three determiners in the sentence below.

 

Celia didn’t have any bread that day, so she went out to buy some at the shop.

CORRECT ANSWER
Celia didn’t have any bread that day, so she went out to buy some at the shop.
EDDIE SAYS
The three determiners are any, that, and . Determiners help qualify a noun.
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