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SAT Practice: Grammar, Vocabulary and Punctuation 5 (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 5 (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 tests 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.

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting a colon in the correct place.

 

I have three brothers Peter (who is a pain), James and Andrew.

Add a pair of commas to this sentence to make it easier to follow.

 

My best friend who is Polish is called Patryk.

 

Rewrite the whole sentence in the answer box.

Read this sentence in the active voice.

 

The storm blew the shed roof off.

 

Which of the following sentences is the passive form of the sentence above?

In the storm, the shed roof blew off.

The storm caused the shed roof to blow off.

The shed roof was blown off by the storm.

Because of the storm, the shed roof blew off.

Choose the best conjunction to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Billy was a very good singer, he was always nervous before a performance.

Because

If

Whereas

Although

Complete the sentences below by choosing the correct prepositions.

 

Hover your mouse over the box if you can't read the whole sentence.

Column A

Column B

My sisters are very different ______ each other.
at
My exam is ______ ten o'clock.
from
Jack is very tall compared ______ his brother.
with
That new song is very similar ______ their last on...
to

Decide if the pairs of words below are synonyms or antonyms.

 synonymsantonyms
triumph and victory
vigilant and watchful
composed and distressed
disconcerted and confounded

A semi colon can be used to separate two related main clauses.

 

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting a semi colon in the correct place.

 

My grandfather came from Spain my grandmother, on the other hand, came from Scotland.

The words in the list are all adverbs. Match them with their type of adverb.

Column A

Column B

upstairs
adverb of manner
never
adverb of place
tomorrow
adverb of time
quickly
adverb of frequency

The noun 'book' can be expanded into the noun phrase: the old dusty book on the shelf.

 

Which of the following is a noun phrase related to the noun 'bicycle'?

Tim's bicycle was red

The new bicycle went along the road

the shiny new bicycle with drop handle bars

Tim rode his bicycle

The infinitive form of 'sing, sang, sung' is 'to sing'.

 

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

Identify the subordinate clause in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

The hotel, which stood on top of a hill, was very popular with film stars.

 

Do not include any punctuation in your answer.

The words in the list are all nouns. Decide whether they are abstract nouns or concrete nouns.

 abstract nounconcrete noun
jealousy
school
friendship
knowledge
computer

The underlined words in the following sentences are all pronouns. Decide which type of pronoun each one is.

 

1) Don't use that one. It's mine!

2) Steve forgot where he had put the front door key.

3) Tomorrow we are going to London, which is my favourite city.

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
relative pronoun
sentence 2
possessive pronoun
sentence 3
personal pronoun

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

 

Everybody  __________ invited to the party.

was

were

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

 

1) We might go to Blackpool this year or we might go to Scarborough.

2) If you don't practise more, you'll never pass your exam.

3) The sun was out but the pitch was still wet.

4) I can't do PE today because I've got a bad ankle.

 co-ordinating conjunctionsubordinating conjunction
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3
sentence 4

This sentence is written in the personal form.

 

It takes me a long time to learn my spellings.

 

Which of the sentences below is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

I find that learning spellings takes a long time.

My spellings take a long time to learn.

Learning spellings takes a long time.

Learning spellings takes me a long time.

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

 

The childrens hats were hanging on pegs by the door.

Which of the following sentences are written in the present tense?

 

Tick two boxes.

Alex is practising his violin.

Alex practised his violin every night last week.

Alex is going to practise his violin tonight.

Alex practises his violin every night.

Alex will practise his violin tomorrow.

Read the following sentence and decide which word class each word belongs to.

 

Jason lifted the heavy suitcase carefully.

Column A

Column B

Jason
adjective
lifted
verb
the
proper noun
heavy
article
suitcase
adverb
carefully
common noun

Decide whether the apostrophe for possession has been used correctly or incorrectly in the following sentences.

 

1) The boys' PE kits were hanging on their pegs.

2) The puppy wagged it's tail and whimpered with joy.

3) Jack pulled hard at the dog's leads but they were too strong for him.

4) The men's department is on the second floor.

 correctincorrect
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3
sentence 4

Decide whether the nouns in the list are common nouns, proper nouns or collective nouns.

 common nounproper nouncollective noun
team
Africa
chair
mountain
Michael
choir
Asda
  • Question 1

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting a colon in the correct place.

 

I have three brothers Peter (who is a pain), James and Andrew.

CORRECT ANSWER
I have three brothers: Peter (who is a pain), James and Andrew.
EDDIE SAYS
A colon is used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence (I have three brothers) makes sense on its own.
  • Question 2

Add a pair of commas to this sentence to make it easier to follow.

 

My best friend who is Polish is called Patryk.

 

Rewrite the whole sentence in the answer box.

CORRECT ANSWER
My best friend, who is Polish, is called Patryk.
EDDIE SAYS
The commas go round the extra information. If this information is removed, the sentence still makes sense. (My best friend is called Patryk.)
  • Question 3

Read this sentence in the active voice.

 

The storm blew the shed roof off.

 

Which of the following sentences is the passive form of the sentence above?

CORRECT ANSWER
The shed roof was blown off by the storm.
EDDIE SAYS
If a sentence is written in the passive voice, the subject (the shed roof) receives the action, rather than carrying it out.
  • Question 4

Choose the best conjunction to complete the following sentence.

 

__________ Billy was a very good singer, he was always nervous before a performance.

CORRECT ANSWER
Although
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence is contrasting Billy's ability with his nerves, so the correct conjunction is 'although'.
  • Question 5

Complete the sentences below by choosing the correct prepositions.

 

Hover your mouse over the box if you can't read the whole sentence.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

My sisters are very different ___...
from
My exam is ______ ten o'clock.
at
Jack is very tall compared ______...
with
That new song is very similar ___...
to
EDDIE SAYS
Many people say 'different to' but the correct preposition is 'different from'.
  • Question 6

Decide if the pairs of words below are synonyms or antonyms.

CORRECT ANSWER
 synonymsantonyms
triumph and victory
vigilant and watchful
composed and distressed
disconcerted and confounded
EDDIE SAYS
The best way to widen your vocabulary is to read as much as possible. Try to make a note of new words and look up what they mean.
  • Question 7

A semi colon can be used to separate two related main clauses.

 

Rewrite the following sentence, inserting a semi colon in the correct place.

 

My grandfather came from Spain my grandmother, on the other hand, came from Scotland.

CORRECT ANSWER
My grandfather came from Spain; my grandmother, on the other hand, came from Scotland.
EDDIE SAYS
Many people use a comma to join clauses in this way, but that is not correct.
  • Question 8

The words in the list are all adverbs. Match them with their type of adverb.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

upstairs
adverb of place
never
adverb of frequency
tomorrow
adverb of time
quickly
adverb of manner
EDDIE SAYS
You may have learnt that most adverbs end in -ly, but this is generally the case only for adverbs of manner.
  • Question 9

The noun 'book' can be expanded into the noun phrase: the old dusty book on the shelf.

 

Which of the following is a noun phrase related to the noun 'bicycle'?

CORRECT ANSWER
the shiny new bicycle with drop handle bars
EDDIE SAYS
A noun phrase does not contain a verb.
  • Question 10

The infinitive form of 'sing, sang, sung' is 'to sing'.

 

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

CORRECT ANSWER
to be
be
EDDIE SAYS
The infinitive form of a verb is its basic form.
  • Question 11

Identify the subordinate clause in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

The hotel, which stood on top of a hill, was very popular with film stars.

 

Do not include any punctuation in your answer.

CORRECT ANSWER
which stood on top of a hill
EDDIE SAYS
The subordinate clause does not make sense on its own.
  • Question 12

The words in the list are all nouns. Decide whether they are abstract nouns or concrete nouns.

CORRECT ANSWER
 abstract nounconcrete noun
jealousy
school
friendship
knowledge
computer
EDDIE SAYS
An abstract noun is something that we cannot detect with our senses.
  • Question 13

The underlined words in the following sentences are all pronouns. Decide which type of pronoun each one is.

 

1) Don't use that one. It's mine!

2) Steve forgot where he had put the front door key.

3) Tomorrow we are going to London, which is my favourite city.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

sentence 1
possessive pronoun
sentence 2
personal pronoun
sentence 3
relative pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
A possessive pronoun shows who owns something.
A personal pronoun simply replaces the name of a noun.
A relative pronoun refers back to a noun earlier in the sentence and introduces more information about it.
  • Question 14

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

 

Everybody  __________ invited to the party.

CORRECT ANSWER
was
EDDIE SAYS
Although the sentence refers to a group of people, the noun 'everybody' is singular, not plural.
  • Question 15

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

 

1) We might go to Blackpool this year or we might go to Scarborough.

2) If you don't practise more, you'll never pass your exam.

3) The sun was out but the pitch was still wet.

4) I can't do PE today because I've got a bad ankle.

CORRECT ANSWER
 co-ordinating conjunctionsubordinating conjunction
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3
sentence 4
EDDIE SAYS
A co-ordinating conjunction joins two equal clauses. A subordinating conjunction joins a subordinate clause to a main clause.
  • Question 16

This sentence is written in the personal form.

 

It takes me a long time to learn my spellings.

 

Which of the sentences below is a correct impersonal form of the sentence?

CORRECT ANSWER
Learning spellings takes a long time.
EDDIE SAYS
An impersonal sentence does not use words like 'I' and 'me'.
  • Question 17

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

 

The childrens hats were hanging on pegs by the door.

CORRECT ANSWER
The children's hats were hanging on pegs by the door.
EDDIE SAYS
The plural form of 'child' is 'children', so the apostrophe goes after the 'n'.
  • Question 18

Which of the following sentences are written in the present tense?

 

Tick two boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
Alex is practising his violin.
Alex practises his violin every night.
EDDIE SAYS
'Practise' and 'is practising' are both forms of the present tense. We use 'practise' for something that is done regularly, and 'is practising' for something that is happening right now.
  • Question 19

Read the following sentence and decide which word class each word belongs to.

 

Jason lifted the heavy suitcase carefully.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

Jason
proper noun
lifted
verb
the
article
heavy
adjective
suitcase
common noun
carefully
adverb
EDDIE SAYS
Each word in this sentence belongs to a different word class, but sentences often contain several words from the same class.
  • Question 20

Decide whether the apostrophe for possession has been used correctly or incorrectly in the following sentences.

 

1) The boys' PE kits were hanging on their pegs.

2) The puppy wagged it's tail and whimpered with joy.

3) Jack pulled hard at the dog's leads but they were too strong for him.

4) The men's department is on the second floor.

CORRECT ANSWER
 correctincorrect
sentence 1
sentence 2
sentence 3
sentence 4
EDDIE SAYS
Sentence 2 is incorrect because the word 'its' is an exception to the rule. There should be no apostrophe even though the tail belongs to the dog.
Sentence 3 is incorrect because there is more than one dog. The apostrophe should be placed after the 's'.
  • Question 21

Decide whether the nouns in the list are common nouns, proper nouns or collective nouns.

CORRECT ANSWER
 common nounproper nouncollective noun
team
Africa
chair
mountain
Michael
choir
Asda
EDDIE SAYS
'Team' and 'choir' are collective nouns because they describe groups of people. Proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
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