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SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 3 (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 3 (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 papers 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.

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.

Choose the best connective to fill the gap in the following sentences.

 

Matthew twisted his ankle yesterday. __________, he had to miss football training today.

Consequently

However

Nevertheless

But

Is the following sentence written in the active or the passive voice?

 

The film was enjoyed by all the audience.

active

passive

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

conquering

defeated

proud

triumphant

Write the contraction of the underlined words in the answer box.

 

We shall not rest until we have finished.

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

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

 

I find it hard to write neatly.

personal

impersonal

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined part is the main clause or the subordinate clause.

 

Whenever it snows, we go sledging down our local hill.

main clause

subordinate clause

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

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

 

We keep our vacuum cleaner in the cupboard underneath the stairs.

phrase

clause

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

 

Kayden couldn't go on the roller coaster because he was too small.

subordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunction

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.

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.

Read the sentence below.

 

Olivia watched the flock of seagulls descend on the beach.

 

What type of noun is flock?

abstract noun

collective noun

common noun

proper noun

Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence below.

 

Neither of the cars __________ damaged in the collision.

was

were

What type of word is from in the following sentence?

 

My two sisters are very different from each other.

article

verb

preposition

phrase

adjective

The following sentence uses the past tense incorrectly. Write it out again in the answer box.

 

Joe was so thirsty that he drunk a whole bottle of water.

Insert a colon and a comma in the correct places in the following sentence and write it out again in the answer box.

 

I have three favourite subjects art music and history.

Which of the words in the list is closest in meaning to affluent in the following sentence?

 

Jason lived in an affluent part of the town.

run-down

old

pretty

prosperous

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

 

The twins bedrooms were next to each other.

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

 

The old cottage in the woods was gradually falling to pieces.

main clause

subordinate clause

noun phrase

verb phrase

  • Question 1

Which of the sentences below is correctly punctuated?

CORRECT ANSWER
Josh has three sisters: Millie, Caitlin 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

Choose the best connective to fill the gap in the following sentences.

 

Matthew twisted his ankle yesterday. __________, he had to miss football training today.

CORRECT ANSWER
Consequently
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 'consequently' because the second sentence describes what happened as a result of the first sentence.
  • Question 3

Is the following sentence written in the active or the passive voice?

 

The film was enjoyed by all the audience.

CORRECT ANSWER
passive
EDDIE SAYS
This is a passive sentence because the subject (the film) was the receiver of the action rather than carrying out the action (it was enjoyed, not doing the enjoying!).
  • Question 4

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

CORRECT ANSWER
defeated
EDDIE SAYS
Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other.
  • Question 5

Write the contraction of the underlined words in the answer box.

 

We shall not rest until we have finished.

CORRECT ANSWER
shan't
EDDIE SAYS
Really this contraction should have two apostrophes, as letters have been missed out in two separate places, but it is always written this way.
  • Question 6

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
An adverb of manner describes how an action is done.
  • Question 7

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

 

I find it hard to write neatly.

CORRECT ANSWER
personal
EDDIE SAYS
This sentence has the subject 'I', which makes it a personal sentence. Impersonal sentences avoid personal pronouns.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined part is the main clause or the subordinate clause.

 

Whenever it snows, we go sledging down our local hill.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinate clause
EDDIE SAYS
It does not make sense on its own so it is a subordinate clause.
  • Question 9

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 pronoun shows who the chocolate belongs to, so it is a possessive pronoun.
  • Question 10

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

 

We keep our vacuum cleaner in the cupboard underneath the stairs.

CORRECT ANSWER
phrase
EDDIE SAYS
This does not contain a verb, so it is a phrase. A clause has a noun and a verb.
  • Question 11

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

 

Kayden couldn't go on the roller coaster because he was too small.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinating conjunction
EDDIE SAYS
A subordinating conjunction joins a main clause to a subordinate clause.
  • Question 12

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 word 'however' could be left out and the sentence would still make sense.
  • Question 13

Tick the sentence that is punctuated correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Timmy was tired; he didn't want to go to school.
EDDIE SAYS
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 14

Read the sentence below.

 

Olivia watched the flock of seagulls descend on the beach.

 

What type of noun is flock?

CORRECT ANSWER
collective noun
EDDIE SAYS
A collective noun refers to a group of people or things.
  • Question 15

Choose the correct verb form to complete the sentence below.

 

Neither of the cars __________ damaged in the collision.

CORRECT ANSWER
was
EDDIE SAYS
Although the sentence refers to more than one car, the word 'neither' always takes the singular form of a verb.
  • Question 16

What type of word is from in the following sentence?

 

My two sisters are very different from each other.

CORRECT ANSWER
preposition
EDDIE SAYS
A preposition links a noun to other words in a sentence. In this case it is comparing the two sisters.
  • Question 17

The following sentence uses the past tense incorrectly. Write it out again in the answer box.

 

Joe was so thirsty that he drunk a whole bottle of water.

CORRECT ANSWER
Joe was so thirsty that he drank a whole bottle of water.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct simple past tense of the verb 'to drink' is 'drank', but if we go further back in the past we say 'has drunk'.
  • Question 18

Insert a colon and a comma in the correct places in the following sentence and write it out again in the answer box.

 

I have three favourite subjects art music and history.

CORRECT ANSWER
I have three favourite subjects: art, music and history.
I have three favourite subjects: art, music and history.
EDDIE SAYS
A colon is used to introduce a list when the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own. A comma separates items in a list but is not normally used before the word 'and'.
  • Question 19

Which of the words in the list is closest in meaning to affluent in the following sentence?

 

Jason lived in an affluent part of the town.

CORRECT ANSWER
prosperous
EDDIE SAYS
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 20

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

 

The twins bedrooms were next to each other.

CORRECT ANSWER
The twins' bedrooms were next to each other.
EDDIE SAYS
The bedroom belongs to the twins, so the apostrophe goes after the 's'.
  • Question 21

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

 

The old cottage in the woods was gradually falling to pieces.

CORRECT ANSWER
noun phrase
EDDIE SAYS
A noun phrase is a group of words including a noun. A phrase can consists of nouns or verbs, but not both.
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