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Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

In this assessment, students will review their comprehension of spelling and grammar across key stage 2.

'Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  End of Key Stage Assessments

Curriculum subtopic:  Starter Assessments

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

In this assessment, you'll review your understanding of KS2 spelling and grammar.

Match these words with their definitions.

Column A

Column B

recede
to try and settle an argument
intercede
to move back or away from something
accede
to agree to a request or demand

Look at the following word.

 

undressing

 

It is made up of a root word, a suffix and a prefix. Which is which?

Column A

Column B

un
root word
dress
suffix
ing
prefix

Change the word order in this sentence so that the adverb is at the beginning.

(When it is at the start of a sentence, the adverb is usually separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.)

 

Amelia waited nervously for her piano exam.

Change the word order in this sentence so that the preposition is at the beginning.

 

The magnificent fleet of ships appeared over the horizon.

Edit this sentence by correcting two spelling mistakes. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

The dogs ate there dinner and then laid down by the fire.

Change the order of this sentence so that the subordinate clause comes first.

(Remember to use a comma to separate the clauses.)

 

We'll miss the train if we don't hurry up.

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of top?

lid

roof

middle

bottom

side

Read this sentence in everyday English.

 

Don't talk while the show is on!

 

Which of the following sentences would be used in official English?

Members of the audience are requested to refrain from talking during the performance.

Please refrain from talking during the show!

Do not talk during the show!

Add brackets to the following sentence to emphasise the fact that the writer is very relieved that her dog came home.

 

Lily finally came home last night thank goodness after I had almost given up hope.

Use this mnemonic to help you choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

I am looking for __________ for two cats, two mice and one dog.

accomodation

acommodation

accommodation

Now try this one!

 

Liam went to the Houses of __________.

Parliment

Parlament

Parliament

Try this one.

 

A good __________ can keep a secret.

secratary

secretary

secutary

See if you can work out this mnemonic.

 

It is __________ for a shirt to have one collar and two sleeves.

necesary

neccessary

necessary

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word.

 

The manager came in for a lot of __________ after his team lost four games in a row.

critisism

criticism

critisysm

Look at the word muscular and then choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

My brother pulled a __________ in his leg during sports day.

muscle

musle

mussle

Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

The politician went up on the stage, took the  _____________  and began his speech. (Clue: What would you speak through?)

Complete this sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

 

The astronomer had a very powerful ____________ and could see stars thousands of miles away.

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

 nounprepositionverb
through
threw
practise
practice
council
counsel

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

 adverbnounverb noun and adjective
advise
advice
quite
quiet
allowed
aloud

In the following paragraph one sentence contains a comma where there should be a semi-colon. Rewrite the sentence correctly.

 

The day turned cold and dark. Black clouds started gathering on the horizon, slowly blotting out the sun. Jamie shivered, he felt frightened although he didn't know why. Fat raindrops began to fall on the hot, dusty road. Jamie held his jacket over his head and began to run.

  • Question 1

Match these words with their definitions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

recede
to move back or away from somethi...
intercede
to try and settle an argument
accede
to agree to a request or demand
EDDIE SAYS
'ede' is a suffix that links all of these words.
  • Question 2

Look at the following word.

 

undressing

 

It is made up of a root word, a suffix and a prefix. Which is which?

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

un
prefix
dress
root word
ing
suffix
EDDIE SAYS
A prefix and a suffix have been added to the root word 'dress'.
  • Question 3

Change the word order in this sentence so that the adverb is at the beginning.

(When it is at the start of a sentence, the adverb is usually separated from the rest of the sentence by a comma.)

 

Amelia waited nervously for her piano exam.

CORRECT ANSWER
Nervously, Amelia waited for her piano exam.
EDDIE SAYS
An adverb is a word or phrase that changes the verb or adjective, for example 'almost' two pm or 'very' cold.
  • Question 4

Change the word order in this sentence so that the preposition is at the beginning.

 

The magnificent fleet of ships appeared over the horizon.

CORRECT ANSWER
Over the horizon appeared the magnificent fleet of ships.
Over the horizon the magnificent fleet of ships appeared.
EDDIE SAYS
The verb can come straight after the preposition or at the end of the sentence. It is just a matter of choice!
  • Question 5

Edit this sentence by correcting two spelling mistakes. Write the correct version in the answer box.

 

The dogs ate there dinner and then laid down by the fire.

CORRECT ANSWER
The dogs ate their dinner and then lay down by the fire.
EDDIE SAYS
Their, there and they're are common words that can be often misspelt. Make sure you learn which spelling for which meaning. Similarly be aware that 'layed' is not a word, the verb lay has the plural 'laid'.
  • Question 6

Change the order of this sentence so that the subordinate clause comes first.

(Remember to use a comma to separate the clauses.)

 

We'll miss the train if we don't hurry up.

CORRECT ANSWER
If we don't hurry up, we'll miss the train.
EDDIE SAYS
A subordinate clause contains the subject and the verb but needs a main clause attached otherwise it will not make sense on its own.
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the list is an antonym of top?

CORRECT ANSWER
bottom
EDDIE SAYS
Antonym means the opposite.
  • Question 8

Read this sentence in everyday English.

 

Don't talk while the show is on!

 

Which of the following sentences would be used in official English?

CORRECT ANSWER
Members of the audience are requested to refrain from talking during the performance.
EDDIE SAYS
Formal speech can be used when you wish to convince, persuade, inform or inspire.
  • Question 9

Add brackets to the following sentence to emphasise the fact that the writer is very relieved that her dog came home.

 

Lily finally came home last night thank goodness after I had almost given up hope.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lily finally came home last night (thank goodness) after I had almost given up hope.
EDDIE SAYS
Brackets can be used to include extra information that is not essential to the main point.
  • Question 10

Use this mnemonic to help you choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

I am looking for __________ for two cats, two mice and one dog.

CORRECT ANSWER
accommodation
EDDIE SAYS
The two cats are the double 'c', the two mice are the double 'm' and the one dog is the single 'd'.
  • Question 11

Now try this one!

 

Liam went to the Houses of __________.

CORRECT ANSWER
Parliament
EDDIE SAYS
'Parliament' has the word 'liam' inside it.
  • Question 12

Try this one.

 

A good __________ can keep a secret.

CORRECT ANSWER
secretary
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'secret' is at the beginning of 'secretary'.
  • Question 13

See if you can work out this mnemonic.

 

It is __________ for a shirt to have one collar and two sleeves.

CORRECT ANSWER
necessary
EDDIE SAYS
The collar is the single 'c', and the two sleeves are the double 's'.
  • Question 14

Choose the correct spelling of the missing word.

 

The manager came in for a lot of __________ after his team lost four games in a row.

CORRECT ANSWER
criticism
EDDIE SAYS
The root word is critic, so c is the correct spelling.
  • Question 15

Look at the word muscular and then choose the correct spelling of the missing word in the sentence.

 

My brother pulled a __________ in his leg during sports day.

CORRECT ANSWER
muscle
EDDIE SAYS
The c in muscle is silent, but we can hear it clearly in the word muscular.
  • Question 16

Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

The politician went up on the stage, took the  _____________  and began his speech. (Clue: What would you speak through?)

CORRECT ANSWER
microphone
EDDIE SAYS
Phone is spelt phonetically with the 'ph' rather than an 'f'.
  • Question 17

Complete this sentence. Write the missing word in the answer box.

 

 

The astronomer had a very powerful ____________ and could see stars thousands of miles away.

CORRECT ANSWER
telescope
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'tele' comes from the Greek language meaning far away.
  • Question 18

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

CORRECT ANSWER
 nounprepositionverb
through
threw
practise
practice
council
counsel
EDDIE SAYS
A noun is a word used to identify people, places or things. A preposition is usually a short word placed in front of a noun to show the relationship between the noun and other words in a sentence. A verb is a doing word.
  • Question 19

Match up the words on the left with the category that they belong in.

CORRECT ANSWER
 adverbnounverb noun and adjective
advise
advice
quite
quiet
allowed
aloud
EDDIE SAYS
An adverb is a word or phrase used to change the meaning of an adjective, verb, clause or another adverb. A noun is person, place or thing. A verb is a doing word.
  • Question 20

In the following paragraph one sentence contains a comma where there should be a semi-colon. Rewrite the sentence correctly.

 

The day turned cold and dark. Black clouds started gathering on the horizon, slowly blotting out the sun. Jamie shivered, he felt frightened although he didn't know why. Fat raindrops began to fall on the hot, dusty road. Jamie held his jacket over his head and began to run.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jamie shivered; he felt frightened although he didn't know why.
EDDIE SAYS
Use a semicolon if you have two independent clauses connected without a conjunction or use a semicolon to show bigger separations when when you already have commas in a sentence for smaller separations.
---- OR ----

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