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SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 2 (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 2 (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 use it if you have already completed the earlier Level 6 practice paper and would like some more practice. The questions are different in each of the tests but they are at the same level.

 

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.

Read the sentence below.

 

My mum sometimes goes to visit my auntie on Saturdays.

 

What type of adverb is the underlined word?

adverb of manner

adverb of time

adverb of frequency

adverb of place

Read the sentence below and decide whether it is written in the personal or impersonal form.

 

Learning to drive is very expensive.

personal

impersonal

Write out the following sentence again, changing the verbs into the past tense.

 

The puppy drinks its water and wags its tail.

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

 

Peter couldn't remember where he had left his guitar.

personal pronoun

relative pronoun

possessive pronoun

Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the following sentence.

 

Neither of the girls __________ ever seen their grandmother.

has

have

Read the following sentences and decide which one is correctly punctuated.

 

1) We took: our swimming costumes, some towels, a beach ball and some sun cream.


2) We took our swimming costumes, some towels, a beach ball and some sun cream.

sentence 1

sentence 2

The sentence below needs a pair of commas to make it easier to understand.

 

Jonny my best friend lives on my street.

 

Type the sentence out again with commas in the correct places. Remember that a comma is placed straight after a word with no space in front.

Read the following sentence and decide whether it is written in the active or the passive voice.

 

Josie was knocked off her bicycle by a car.

active voice

passive voice

Tick the word that is a synonym of hard-working.

industrious

lazy

Tick the sentence that uses a semi colon correctly.

Karla was late today; she missed the bus.

Karla was late today; because she missed the bus.

Karla missed the bus; which meant that she was late today.

Replace the underlined words with a contraction and type out the sentence again.

 

I will not wait for more than half an hour.

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

 

Richard finally found his watch down the back of the old sofa.

phrase

clause

Read the sentence below.

 

Alice was full of curiosity when she saw the rabbit disappear down the hole.

 

What type of noun is curiosity?

common noun

abstract noun

proper noun

collective noun

Read the following sentence and decide which clause is the main clause and which is the subordinate clause.

 

Whenever it snows we build a huge snowman.

Column A

Column B

whenever it snows
subordinate clause
we build a huge snowman
main clause

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

 

My granny is nearly eighty. __________, she still rides a motorbike.

Despite this

Nevertheless

Because

Although

Even so

Consequently

Which word in the following sentence is a preposition? Write it in the answer box.

 

Mo rode his bike around the park.

Read the following sentence and decide whether the underlined word is a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction.

 

Liam went outside but Yasmin stayed indoors.

subordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunction

Read the sentence below and tick the word that is closest in meaning to the underlined word.

 

Robert looked dolefully at his mother.

happily

mischievously

mournfully

cheekily

Type out the following sentence again, adding an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The ladies cloaks were hanging in the hall.

The following sentence contains an adverb of place. Write it in the answer box.

 

The mouse ran outside, squeaking.

Add brackets to the following sentence to make its meaning clearer and type it out again in the answer box.

 

Jack my cousin lives in Australia.

  • Question 1

Read the sentence below.

 

My mum sometimes goes to visit my auntie on Saturdays.

 

What type of adverb is the underlined word?

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
An adverb of frequency describes how often an action takes place.
  • Question 2

Read the sentence below and decide whether it is written in the personal or impersonal form.

 

Learning to drive is very expensive.

CORRECT ANSWER
impersonal
EDDIE SAYS
Impersonal sentences do not include pronouns like 'I', 'me' and 'they'. They are general statements rather than personal ones.
  • Question 3

Write out the following sentence again, changing the verbs into the past tense.

 

The puppy drinks its water and wags its tail.

CORRECT ANSWER
The puppy drank its water and wagged its tail.
EDDIE SAYS
The verb 'drink' is irregular and does not add -ed in the past tense. 'Wag' is regular but the 'g' needs to be doubled because of the short vowel.
  • Question 4

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

 

Peter couldn't remember where he had left his guitar.

CORRECT ANSWER
personal pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
A personal pronoun replaces the name of a person or object. In this case it is used to avoid repeating the name 'Peter'.
  • Question 5

Choose the correct form of the verb to complete the following sentence.

 

Neither of the girls __________ ever seen their grandmother.

CORRECT ANSWER
has
EDDIE SAYS
Although two girls are involved, the word 'neither' always takes the singular form of a verb.
  • Question 6

Read the following sentences and decide which one is correctly punctuated.

 

1) We took: our swimming costumes, some towels, a beach ball and some sun cream.


2) We took our swimming costumes, some towels, a beach ball and some sun cream.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 2
EDDIE SAYS
A colon is only used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own. If the sentence began 'We took these items to the beach', then a colon would be used before the list.
  • Question 7

The sentence below needs a pair of commas to make it easier to understand.

 

Jonny my best friend lives on my street.

 

Type the sentence out again with commas in the correct places. Remember that a comma is placed straight after a word with no space in front.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jonny, my best friend, lives on my street.
Jonny, my best friend, lives on my street.
EDDIE SAYS
The commas go around the extra information in a sentence. If the information inside the commas is removed, the sentence should still make sense. (Jonny lives on my street.)
  • Question 8

Read the following sentence and decide whether it is written in the active or the passive voice.

 

Josie was knocked off her bicycle by a car.

CORRECT ANSWER
passive voice
EDDIE SAYS
This is a passive sentence because the subject, Josie, was receiving the action rather than carrying it out. (She was knocked off her bicycle, not knocking someone else off theirs.)
  • Question 9

Tick the word that is a synonym of hard-working.

CORRECT ANSWER
industrious
EDDIE SAYS
Someone who is industrious always works hard.
  • Question 10

Tick the sentence that uses a semi colon correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Karla was late today; she missed the bus.
EDDIE SAYS
A semi colon can be used to join two related clauses instead of a conjunction. It should not be used in addition to a conjunction.
  • Question 11

Replace the underlined words with a contraction and type out the sentence again.

 

I will not wait for more than half an hour.

CORRECT ANSWER
I won't wait for more than half an hour.
EDDIE SAYS
An apostrophe usually replaces the letters that have been missed out of a word, but this is an irregular one.
  • Question 12

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

 

Richard finally found his watch down the back of the old sofa.

CORRECT ANSWER
phrase
EDDIE SAYS
It is a phrase because it does not contain a verb. A clause always has a subject and a verb.
  • Question 13

Read the sentence below.

 

Alice was full of curiosity when she saw the rabbit disappear down the hole.

 

What type of noun is curiosity?

CORRECT ANSWER
abstract noun
EDDIE SAYS
Abstract nouns can't be detected by the senses. We know that curiosity exists but we can't see, hear, smell, touch or taste it.
  • Question 14

Read the following sentence and decide which clause is the main clause and which is the subordinate clause.

 

Whenever it snows we build a huge snowman.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

whenever it snows
subordinate clause
we build a huge snowman
main clause
EDDIE SAYS
The main clause makes sense on its own; the subordinate clause does not.
  • Question 15

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

 

My granny is nearly eighty. __________, she still rides a motorbike.

CORRECT ANSWER
Despite this
Nevertheless
Even so
EDDIE SAYS
All these connective phrases can be used to contrast two sentences.
  • Question 16

Which word in the following sentence is a preposition? Write it in the answer box.

 

Mo rode his bike around the park.

CORRECT ANSWER
around
EDDIE SAYS
'Around' is a preposition of direction. It tells us where Mo was riding his bike.
  • Question 17

Read the following sentence and decide whether the underlined word is a subordinating conjunction or a co-ordinating conjunction.

 

Liam went outside but Yasmin stayed indoors.

CORRECT ANSWER
co-ordinating conjunction
EDDIE SAYS
This is a co-ordinating conjunction because it is joining two main clauses rather than joining a main clause to a subordinate clause.
  • Question 18

Read the sentence below and tick the word that is closest in meaning to the underlined word.

 

Robert looked dolefully at his mother.

CORRECT ANSWER
mournfully
EDDIE SAYS
The best way to increase your vocabulary is to read a lot. Try to note down new words and look them up to see what they mean.
  • Question 19

Type out the following sentence again, adding an apostrophe for possession in the correct place.

 

The ladies cloaks were hanging in the hall.

CORRECT ANSWER
The ladies' cloaks were hanging in the hall.
EDDIE SAYS
The cloaks belong to the ladies, so the apostrophe needs to go after the 's'.
  • Question 20

The following sentence contains an adverb of place. Write it in the answer box.

 

The mouse ran outside, squeaking.

CORRECT ANSWER
outside
EDDIE SAYS
Adverbs can describe where actions take place, as well as how they take place.
  • Question 21

Add brackets to the following sentence to make its meaning clearer and type it out again in the answer box.

 

Jack my cousin lives in Australia.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jack (my cousin) lives in Australia.
EDDIE SAYS
The brackets go around the extra information. If the infrormation inside the brackets is removed, the sentence should still make sense. (Jack lives in Australia.)
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