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SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 1 (Level 6/2013)

In this test students practise answering questions similar to those contained in the 2013 Key Stage 2 Level 6 Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation short answer paper.

'SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 1 (Level 6/2013)' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:  SAT Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet contains questions similar to those you will find in the 2013 Key Stage 2 Level 6 Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation short answer test.

 

You can work your way through the test like a normal worksheet or you can treat it like a test and time yourself. The actual test has a total of 21 marks as well. It takes 20 minutes, but if you are quite slow at typing you could give yourself a little longer.

 

You can use this worksheet to give you a guide as to which areas of English you need to brush up on. For example, if you struggle with questions about the passive voice, you can go back and do the worksheets that teach you about active and passive constructions.

Type out the following sentence again, putting a colon in the correct place.

 

I have three sisters Freya, Rosie and Jemima.

Each of the words in the list is a different type of adverb. Match them with the correct descriptions.

Column A

Column B

quietly
adverb of frequency
yesterday
adverb of place
often
adverb of manner
upstairs
adverb of time

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

 

Jack slinging his bag over his shoulder marched out of the room.

 

Remember to put the comma straight after the word without a space before it.

Read the following sentence in the active voice.

 

The drought killed the roses.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is the passive form of the sentence above?

The drought caused the roses to die.

The roses died because of the drought.

The roses were killed by the drought.

Arrange the boxes to match the best preposition to complete the gap in each sentence. Hover your mouse over the boxes on the left if you can't read the whole sentence.

Column A

Column B

Jayden is very hard working compared _____ his bro...
with
My dress is different _____ yours.
to
The play starts _____ seven o'clock.
at
The twins are very similar _____ each other.
from

Which of the following words is an antonym of massive?

tiny

huge

The following sentence needs a semicolon to separate the two main clauses. Write it out again, putting a semicolon in the correct place.

 

Jake went straight home in contrast, Harry sloped off to the shops.

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

 

The fur coat in the shop window is not made of real animal fur.

main clause

subordinate clause

verb phrase

noun phrase

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

I get very tired when I play football.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is written in the impersonal form?

Playing football tires me.

It tires me out when I play football.

Playing football is very tiring.

I find it tiring to play football.

Write out the sentence below again, putting the verbs into the past tense.

 

Matthew ties his shoelaces and goes out of the house.

Each of the words in the list is a different type of noun. Match them up with their descriptions.

Column A

Column B

bath
proper noun
happiness
collective noun
flock
common noun
September
abstract noun

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence.

 

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

is

are

Is the underlined word a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction?

 

We waited at the bus stop until it was dark.

subordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunction

Tick all the connectives or connective phrases that could be used to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Jacob got up early, he still missed the bus.

Although

Even though

Nevertheless

Consequently

Despite the fact that

However

Tick the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

Megan's kitten licked it's paws.

Megan's kitten licked its paws.

Megans' kitten licked its paws.

The infinitive form of the verbs eats, ate, eaten is to eat.

 

What is the infinitive form of am, is, was?

Read the following sentence.

 

On Fridays I go swimming, which is my favourite hobby.

 

What type of pronoun is the underlined word?

personal pronoun

relative pronoun

possessive pronoun

Read the following sentence.

 

Kayla's brother Simon, who is nearly eighteen, is learning to drive his mum's car.

 

Tick the box containing the subordinate clause.

Kayla's brother Simon

who is nearly eighteen

is learning to drive

his mum's car

Add brackets in the correct places to make the following sentence easier to understand.

 

Mrs Elliott our new headteacher is very strict.

Add an apostrophe to the sentence below to show possession.

 

The childrens room was very untidy.

Which of the words in the sentence below is a possessive pronoun? Write it in the answer box.

 

That's Timmy's bicycle. I've left mine at home.

  • Question 1

Type out the following sentence again, putting a colon in the correct place.

 

I have three sisters Freya, Rosie and Jemima.

CORRECT ANSWER
I have three sisters: Freya, Rosie and Jemima.
I have three sisters: Freya, Rosie and Jemima.
EDDIE SAYS
A colon is used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own.
  • Question 2

Each of the words in the list is a different type of adverb. Match them with the correct descriptions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

quietly
adverb of manner
yesterday
adverb of time
often
adverb of frequency
upstairs
adverb of place
EDDIE SAYS
You may have learnt that most adverbs end in -ly, but this is mainly the case for adverbs of manner. Other types of adverb do not usually end in -ly.
  • Question 3

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

 

Jack slinging his bag over his shoulder marched out of the room.

 

Remember to put the comma straight after the word without a space before it.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack, slinging his bag over his shoulder, marched out of the room.
Jack, slinging his bag over his shoulder, marched out of the room.
EDDIE SAYS
The commas go around the extra information. If the information between the commas is removed, the rest of the sentence should still make sense. (Jack marched out of the room.)
  • Question 4

Read the following sentence in the active voice.

 

The drought killed the roses.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is the passive form of the sentence above?

CORRECT ANSWER
The roses were killed by the drought.
EDDIE SAYS
In a passive sentence the subject (the roses) receives the action, rather than carrying it out. (The roses were killed by the drought.)
  • Question 5

Arrange the boxes to match the best preposition to complete the gap in 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

Jayden is very hard working compa...
with
My dress is different _____ yours...
from
The play starts _____ seven o'clo...
at
The twins are very similar _____ ...
to
EDDIE SAYS
Although many people say 'different to', the correct preposition is 'from'.
  • Question 6

Which of the following words is an antonym of massive?

CORRECT ANSWER
tiny
EDDIE SAYS
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other.
  • Question 7

The following sentence needs a semicolon to separate the two main clauses. Write it out again, putting a semicolon in the correct place.

 

Jake went straight home in contrast, Harry sloped off to the shops.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jake went straight home; in contrast, Harry sloped off to the shops.
Jake went straight home; in contrast, Harry sloped off to the shops.
EDDIE SAYS
A semicolon can be used instead of a conjunction to link two clauses. A comma should not be used in this way.
  • Question 8

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

 

The fur coat in the shop window is not made of real animal fur.

CORRECT ANSWER
noun phrase
EDDIE SAYS
This is a noun phrase because it is a group of words including and describing a noun and it does not include a verb. A clause contains a noun and a verb.
  • Question 9

The sentence below is written in the personal form.

 

I get very tired when I play football.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is written in the impersonal form?

CORRECT ANSWER
Playing football is very tiring.
EDDIE SAYS
Impersonal sentences do not include the words 'I' and 'me'.
  • Question 10

Write out the sentence below again, putting the verbs into the past tense.

 

Matthew ties his shoelaces and goes out of the house.

CORRECT ANSWER
Matthew tied his shoelaces and went out of the house.
EDDIE SAYS
'Tie' is a regular verb but 'go' is an irregular verb.
  • Question 11

Each of the words in the list is a different type of noun. Match them up with their descriptions.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

bath
common noun
happiness
abstract noun
flock
collective noun
September
proper noun
EDDIE SAYS
Abstract nouns describe things that we cannot detect with our senses. Proper nouns always start with a capital letter. Collective nouns describe groups of things.
  • Question 12

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
is
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'each' always takes the singular form of a verb.
  • Question 13

Is the underlined word a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction?

 

We waited at the bus stop until it was dark.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinating conjunction
EDDIE SAYS
A subordinating conjunction links a main clause and a subordinate clause. In this example, 'until it was dark' does not make sense on its own and is a subordinate clause.
  • Question 14

Tick all the connectives or connective phrases that could be used to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Jacob got up early, he still missed the bus.

CORRECT ANSWER
Although
Even though
Despite the fact that
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence is contrasting the fact that Jacob got up early but still missed the bus.
  • Question 15

Tick the sentence that uses apostrophes correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Megan's kitten licked its paws.
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'its' is an exception to the rule on possessive apostrophes. It never has an apostrophe to show possession.
  • Question 16

The infinitive form of the verbs eats, ate, eaten is to eat.

 

What is the infinitive form of am, is, was?

CORRECT ANSWER
to be
EDDIE SAYS
The infinitive is the basic form of a verb.
  • Question 17

Read the following sentence.

 

On Fridays I go swimming, which is my favourite hobby.

 

What type of pronoun is the underlined word?

CORRECT ANSWER
relative pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
A relative pronoun refers back to a noun in a previous clause. In this example it refers to the word 'swimming' and then provides more information.
  • Question 18

Read the following sentence.

 

Kayla's brother Simon, who is nearly eighteen, is learning to drive his mum's car.

 

Tick the box containing the subordinate clause.

CORRECT ANSWER
who is nearly eighteen
EDDIE SAYS
The subordinate clause does not make sense on its own. If it is removed, the main clause still makes sense. (Kayla's brother Simon is learning to drive his mum's car.)
  • Question 19

Add brackets in the correct places to make the following sentence easier to understand.

 

Mrs Elliott our new headteacher is very strict.

CORRECT ANSWER
Mrs Elliott (our new headteacher) is very strict.
EDDIE SAYS
The brackets go around the extra information (our new headteacher). If the brackets and the information inside them are removed, the sentence should still make sense. (Mrs Elliott is very strict.)
  • Question 20

Add an apostrophe to the sentence below to show possession.

 

The childrens room was very untidy.

CORRECT ANSWER
The children's room was very untidy.
EDDIE SAYS
The room belongs to the children, so the apostrophe goes after the 'n' but before the 's'.
  • Question 21

Which of the words in the sentence below is a possessive pronoun? Write it in the answer box.

 

That's Timmy's bicycle. I've left mine at home.

CORRECT ANSWER
mine
EDDIE SAYS
The pronoun 'mine' shows who owns the bicycle, so it is a possessive pronoun.
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