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SATs Grammar Paper 2

In this assessment, students will be able to complete a grammar and punctuation test in the style of Key Stage 2 SATs.

'SATs Grammar Paper 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   SATs Practice Papers

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar and Punctuation Practice Papers

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This is a practice grammar and punctuation test in the style of a Key Stage 2 National Test.

 

In the real Key Stage 2 National Test, you will write your answers in a special test booklet, in spaces provided.

 

At EdPlace, you will use the computer to enter your answers and you can use a pencil and paper to make jottings if needed.

 

This paper includes a variety of grammar and punctuation based questions from the Key Stage 2 programme of study.

 

For each question, you will be given instructions about how to answer. 

Some questions may need an answer to be typed.

Others may need you to match words or phrases, select text or choose correct answers.

 

There are 50 questions in the test. 

The test is timed and the timer is set for 45 minutes.

Each question should take no more than 1 minute.

As you get faster and more confident this should be less than 1 minute.

Don't worry if you don't finish in this time, you can carry on working after the timer has run out. 

 

All questions are worth 1 mark.

These questions will be marked automatically.

 

You may find some of the questions difficult.

If you are struggling to answer a question, do not waste time on it, but move onto the next question.

 

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Which of the following sentences uses commas correctly?

Because it snowed all night, school was closed yesterday.

Because it snowed all night school, was closed yesterday.

Because, it snowed all night, school was closed yesterday.

Because it snowed all night school was closed, yesterday.

Read the four sentences below.

 

Tick the one that uses commas correctly.

Jenny who is my best friend, loves, ballet.

Jenny, who is my best, friend loves ballet.

Jenny, who is my best friend, loves ballet.

Jenny who, is my best friend loves, ballet.

The sentence below should have a question mark. Write out the sentence in the answer box and put a question mark in the correct place.

 

"What time is it" asked Danny.

Insert a pair of dashes to show parenthesis in this sentence.

 

Lots of wild animals such as rhinos are endangered.

There is a type of very large spider which lives in South America.

 

Their name suggests they are large enough to eat a bird!

 

Which sentence below shows this information most clearly?

The bird eating-spider lives in South America.

The bird, eating spider lives in South-America.

The bird-eating spider lives in South America.

The bird (eating) spider lives in South America.

Read this sentence.

 

josh is moving to manchester on monday.

 

Tick the three words that should begin with a capital letter.

josh

is

moving

to

manchester

on

monday

Which is the correct contraction of the words should not?

shouldnt

should'nt

shouldent

shouldn't

Read this sentence and decide which word class the underlined words fit into best.

 

Kayla thought the funfair was very exciting. She loved the dodgems but her favourite was the big wheel.

pronouns

verbs

adverbs

nouns

determiners

The following sentence needs a semicolon to separate the two main clauses.

 

Add a semicolon in the correct place.

 

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

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word.

 

For example: un + helpful = unhelpful

 

Add the correct prefix to the beginning of the word possible to make a word that means the opposite.

Read this sentence and decide whether it is a statement, a question or a command.

 

Go to bed now!

statement

question

command

Match the root words with a suffix to make a real word. 

 

You can only use each root and suffix once.

Column A

Column B

wonder
ful
fail
ing
taste
ous
mountain
less

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

adverb of manner

adverb of frequency

adverb of time

adverb of place

Read the following sentence and decide how many adverbs it contains.

 

Nervously, Jodie walked into the silent exam hall. She sat down on her rickety chair and waited quietly for the exam to begin.

1

2

3

4

Tick the word that will complete the sentence below so that it is grammatically correct.

 

The elderly lady was __________ by her fall on the ice.

shook

shaked

shaken

shooked

Match the words with their word class.

Column A

Column B

parliament
collective noun
Benjamin
abstract noun
fatigue
concrete noun
bird
proper noun

Read the four sentences below. 

 

Only one of them uses the correct plural each time.

 

Tick the correct one.

We are buying some new furnitures for my bedroom.

The sheeps were munching the grass.

The athletes had to keep their foots behind the starting line.

The women were washing their clothes at the well.

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

How many adjectives are there in the sentence below?

 

The blazing sun shone mercilessly on the parched desert.

1

2

3

4

The words in the list are all articles.

 

Tick the one that is a definite article.

a

an

the

In the following sentence, identify the subject, object and verb.

 

Bella devoured her ice cream. 

 

 

 word
Subject
Object
verb

Which word in this sentence is a preposition?

 word
Subject
Object
verb

Choose the best connective to complete this sentence.

 

We went out to play __________ it was raining.

because

although

despite

however

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

 

You are going to be really happy when I tell you my news!

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

 

Mrs Elliott our new headteacher is very strict.

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

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 and then match the words in the boxes with their word classes.

 

The puppy yapped excitedly and then wagged its stubby tail.

Column A

Column B

puppy
verb
yapped
noun
stubby
adjective
excitedly
adverb

One of the following sentences should be written as two separate sentences to be grammatically correct.

 

Tick the one that is not correct.

Although I am only ten, I can reach the top shelf.

My brother is fourteen he is taller than me.

I like my sister best because she is kind to me.

I have a dog but my best friend has a cat.

Tick the words in the list that are compound words.

tractor

airport

sunshine

matchbox

mountain

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence.

 

Rosie and James __________ to their Dad's every weekend.

go

goes

Read the sentence below in non-standard English.

 

I ain't got none of them books.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is the correct version in standard English?

I haven't got none of them books.

I haven't got any of those books.

I ain't got any of those books.

I haven't got none of those books.

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

Tick the word in the box that means the opposite of reckless.

dangerous

cautious

clever

difficult

Read this sentence in the present tense.

 

My Dad always brings me a present when he has been away on a business trip.

 

Tick the correct past tense of the verb to bring.

bought

bringing

brought

bringed

bring

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

Identify the relative clause in the sentence below.

 

My family, who all love dogs, went to choose a new puppy.

My family went to choose a new puppy.

who all love dogs

My family

choose a new puppy.

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined part is a phrase or a clause.

 

The fire crackled in the hearth while the dog snored on the rug.

phrase

clause

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 following sentence is a complex sentence with a main clause and a subordinate clause.

 

Tick the subordinate clause.

 

We went out to dinner last night because it was my Mum's birthday.

We went out to dinner last night

because it was my Mum's birthday.

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
abstract noun
happiness
collective noun
flock
common noun
September
proper noun

Tick all of the sentences which contain modal verbs.

Matthew and James must stop shouting!

I would love to go to the park.

I could not find my way home.

Beth and Sam like the colour red.

Children should be in bed by 9 pm.

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

 

Moin is staying at home today because he has stomach ache.

subordinating conjunction

co-ordinating conjunction

Read the following sentence and then tick all the adjectives.

 

Brenda was simply delighted with the shiny, blue necklace.

Brenda

was

simply

delighted

with

the

shiny

blue

necklace

What type of pronoun is the underlined word in the following sentence?

 

On Fridays we have music, which is my favourite subject.

personal pronoun

relative pronoun

possessive pronoun

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

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

adverb of manner

adverb of frequency

adverb of time

adverb of place

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

 

The ladies cloaks were hanging in the hall.

Tick the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

I have three pets; a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

I have three pets a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

I have three pets: a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.

  • Question 1

Which of the following sentences uses commas correctly?

CORRECT ANSWER
Because it snowed all night, school was closed yesterday.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Because it snowed all night, the school was closed yesterday. A comma is used to separate clauses when a sentence begins with a subordinate clause.
  • Question 2

Read the four sentences below.

 

Tick the one that uses commas correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
Jenny, who is my best friend, loves ballet.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Jenny, who is my best friend, loves ballet. If the information inside the commas is removed, the sentence should still make sense. (Jenny loves ballet.)
  • Question 3

The sentence below should have a question mark. Write out the sentence in the answer box and put a question mark in the correct place.

 

"What time is it" asked Danny.

CORRECT ANSWER
"What time is it?" asked Danny.
'What time is it?' asked Danny.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: "What time is it?" asked Danny. You could also use single inverted commas: 'What time is it?' asked Danny. The question mark is placed before the closing speech marks.
  • Question 4

Insert a pair of dashes to show parenthesis in this sentence.

 

Lots of wild animals such as rhinos are endangered.

CORRECT ANSWER
Lots of wild animals - such as rhinos - are endangered.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: Lots of wild animals - such as rhinos - are endangered. Dashes work in the same way as a pair of commas or brackets. They surround extra information in the sentence. Top tip for parenthesis: Check that the sentence would still make sense without the words that you have put in dashes, e.g. Lots of wild animals are endangered.
  • Question 5

There is a type of very large spider which lives in South America.

 

Their name suggests they are large enough to eat a bird!

 

Which sentence below shows this information most clearly?

CORRECT ANSWER
The bird-eating spider lives in South America.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct sentence is: The bird-eating spider lives in South America. The use of a hyphen here makes it clear that the name of the spider is a 'bird-eating spider'.
  • Question 6

Read this sentence.

 

josh is moving to manchester on monday.

 

Tick the three words that should begin with a capital letter.

CORRECT ANSWER
josh
manchester
monday
EDDIE SAYS
The words which should begin with capital letters are Josh, Manchester and Monday. These are all proper nouns - names of people, places and dates.
  • Question 7

Which is the correct contraction of the words should not?

CORRECT ANSWER
shouldn't
EDDIE SAYS
The correct contraction is shouldn't. The apostrophe is placed where letters have been left out. In this example, the letter 'o' has been left out.
  • Question 8

Read this sentence and decide which word class the underlined words fit into best.

 

Kayla thought the funfair was very exciting. She loved the dodgems but her favourite was the big wheel.

CORRECT ANSWER
nouns
EDDIE SAYS
All the words are nouns. Nouns are naming words. They refer to people and things.
  • Question 9

The following sentence needs a semicolon to separate the two main clauses.

 

Add 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.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence should read: Jake went straight home; in contrast, Harry sloped off to the shops. A semicolon can be used instead of a conjunction to link two clauses. A comma should not be used in this way.
  • Question 10

A prefix is a letter or group of letters added to the beginning of a word to make a new word.

 

For example: un + helpful = unhelpful

 

Add the correct prefix to the beginning of the word possible to make a word that means the opposite.

CORRECT ANSWER
impossible
EDDIE SAYS
The correct prefix would be im to make the word impossible. Different prefixes are used to make words into their opposites.
  • Question 11

Read this sentence and decide whether it is a statement, a question or a command.

 

Go to bed now!

CORRECT ANSWER
command
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence is a command. A command is a sentence that tells somebody what to do.
  • Question 12

Match the root words with a suffix to make a real word. 

 

You can only use each root and suffix once.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

wonder
ful
fail
ing
taste
less
mountain
ous
EDDIE SAYS
The four real words are: • wonderful • failing • tasteless • mountainous Take care! You could also make the words wondering and tasteful, but this would mean that the other combinations would not make real words.
  • Question 13

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is an adverb of frequency. This type of adverb describes how often something happens.
  • Question 14

Read the following sentence and decide how many adverbs it contains.

 

Nervously, Jodie walked into the silent exam hall. She sat down on her rickety chair and waited quietly for the exam to begin.

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
The adverbs are nervously and quietly. Adverbs describe how an action is carried out.
  • Question 15

Tick the word that will complete the sentence below so that it is grammatically correct.

 

The elderly lady was __________ by her fall on the ice.

CORRECT ANSWER
shaken
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word choice is shaken. Many verbs take -ed in the past tense, but there are a lot of irregular verbs that are exceptions.
  • Question 16

Match the words with their word class.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

parliament
collective noun
Benjamin
proper noun
fatigue
abstract noun
bird
concrete noun
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word classes are as follows: • parliament = collective noun • Benjamin = proper noun • fatigue = abstract noun • bird = concrete noun Collective nouns are names given to groups or collections of things, people, animals etc. Proper nouns are names of specific people, places, events etc. They start with capital letters. Abstract nouns are names given to feelings or ideas. Concrete nouns are names given to things that can be identified by one of the five senses.
  • Question 17

Read the four sentences below. 

 

Only one of them uses the correct plural each time.

 

Tick the correct one.

CORRECT ANSWER
The women were washing their clothes at the well.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly written sentence is: The women were washing their clothes at the well. Many words have irregular plurals. There are no general rules for these; they simply need to be learnt.
  • Question 18

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
He is a personal pronoun. A personal pronoun replaces the name of a person or object. In this case, it is used to avoid repeating the name 'Peter'.
  • Question 19

How many adjectives are there in the sentence below?

 

The blazing sun shone mercilessly on the parched desert.

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
There are two adjectives. The adjectives are blazing and parched. The word 'mercilessly' is an adverb, as it describes a verb.
  • Question 20

The words in the list are all articles.

 

Tick the one that is a definite article.

CORRECT ANSWER
the
EDDIE SAYS
The answer is the. A definite article refers to a particular object.
  • Question 21

In the following sentence, identify the subject, object and verb.

 

Bella devoured her ice cream. 

 

 

CORRECT ANSWER
 word
Subject
Object
verb
EDDIE SAYS
The subject is 'Bella'. The subject is the noun performing the verb. The object is 'ice cream'. The object is the noun affected by the verb. The verb is 'devoured'. The verb is the action word in the sentence.
  • Question 22

Which word in this sentence is a preposition?

CORRECT ANSWER
EDDIE SAYS
The correct choice is 'towards' which is a preposition of direction. It tells us where the cyclists were heading.
  • Question 23

Choose the best connective to complete this sentence.

 

We went out to play __________ it was raining.

CORRECT ANSWER
although
EDDIE SAYS
The correct conjunction is 'although'. This is because it might be expected that the children would stay indoors in the rain.
  • Question 24

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

 

You are going to be really happy when I tell you my news!

CORRECT ANSWER
You're
EDDIE SAYS
The correct contraction is you're. The apostrophe is placed where a letter has been missed out. In this case, it is the a in are which is omitted.
  • Question 25

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 correctly punctuated sentence is: Mrs Elliott (our new headteacher) is very strict. 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 26

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
The correct answer is noun phrase. A noun phrase is a group of words including a noun. A phrase can consist of nouns or verbs, but not both.
  • Question 27

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
The correct answer is phrase. It is a phrase because it does not contain a verb. A clause always has a subject and a verb.
  • Question 28

Read the sentence below and then match the words in the boxes with their word classes.

 

The puppy yapped excitedly and then wagged its stubby tail.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

puppy
noun
yapped
verb
stubby
adjective
excitedly
adverb
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word classes are as follows: • puppy - noun • yapped - verb • stubby - adjective • excitedly - adverb Nouns give names to people, places, animals and things. Verbs give names to actions. Adjectives describe nouns. Adverbs describe how a verb is done.
  • Question 29

One of the following sentences should be written as two separate sentences to be grammatically correct.

 

Tick the one that is not correct.

CORRECT ANSWER
My brother is fourteen he is taller than me.
EDDIE SAYS
The sentence which should be separated is: My brother is fourteen he is taller than me. The correct version is as follows: My brother is fourteen. He is taller than me.
  • Question 30

Tick the words in the list that are compound words.

CORRECT ANSWER
airport
sunshine
matchbox
EDDIE SAYS
The compound words are airport, sunshine and matchbox A compound word is a word made up of other words.
  • Question 31

Choose the correct verb form to complete the following sentence.

 

Rosie and James __________ to their Dad's every weekend.

CORRECT ANSWER
go
EDDIE SAYS
The correct word is 'go' because Rosie and James are two people.
  • Question 32

Read the sentence below in non-standard English.

 

I ain't got none of them books.

 

Which of the sentences in the list is the correct version in standard English?

CORRECT ANSWER
I haven't got any of those books.
EDDIE SAYS
The standard English version of this sentence I haven't got any of those books. Non-standard English is fine in informal situations such as among family and friends, but it is important to know how to use standard English for formal situations.
  • Question 33

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 correct synonym is prosperous. Affluent and properous are words to describe being wealthy or financially successful. 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 34

Tick the word in the box that means the opposite of reckless.

CORRECT ANSWER
cautious
EDDIE SAYS
The correct antonym is cautious. If you are cautious you are careful and try to avoid danger. Reckless people act without thinking about danger.
  • Question 35

Read this sentence in the present tense.

 

My Dad always brings me a present when he has been away on a business trip.

 

Tick the correct past tense of the verb to bring.

CORRECT ANSWER
brought
EDDIE SAYS
The correct form of the verb is brought The verb 'to bring' is an irregular verb, so it does not add -ed in the past tense. Be careful with bought which looks very similar but is the past tense of the verb to buy!
  • Question 36

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
The sentence is in the passive voice. 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 37

Identify the relative clause in the sentence below.

 

My family, who all love dogs, went to choose a new puppy.

CORRECT ANSWER
who all love dogs
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 'who all love dogs'. A tip for spotting relative clause is that they will always contain a subject and verb. Also, they begin with a relative pronoun: who, whom, whose, that, or which.
  • Question 38

Read the sentence below and decide whether the underlined part is a phrase or a clause.

 

The fire crackled in the hearth while the dog snored on the rug.

CORRECT ANSWER
clause
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is 'clause'. A clause contains a noun and a verb. A phrase can contain a noun or a verb, but not both.
  • Question 39

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
Sentence 2 is correctly punctuated. 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 40

The following sentence is a complex sentence with a main clause and a subordinate clause.

 

Tick the subordinate clause.

 

We went out to dinner last night because it was my Mum's birthday.

CORRECT ANSWER
because it was my Mum's birthday.
EDDIE SAYS
The subordinate clause is: because it was my Mum's birthday. A subordinate clause does not make sense on its own.
  • Question 41

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
The correct sentence in the past tense is: Matthew tied his shoelaces and went out of the house. 'Tie' is a regular verb but 'go' is an irregular verb.
  • Question 42

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
The correct word classes are as follows: • bath is a common noun • happiness is an abstract noun • flock is a collective noun • September is a proper noun 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. Common nouns are general names for objects, places, people etc.
  • Question 43

Tick all of the sentences which contain modal verbs.

CORRECT ANSWER
Matthew and James must stop shouting!
I would love to go to the park.
I could not find my way home.
Children should be in bed by 9 pm.
EDDIE SAYS
The four sentences containing modal verbs are: • Matthew and James must stop shouting! • I would love to go to the park. • I could not find my way home. • Children should be in bed by 9 pm. Modal verbs describe the possibility of a verb.
  • Question 44

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

 

Moin is staying at home today because he has stomach ache.

CORRECT ANSWER
subordinating conjunction
EDDIE SAYS
Because is a subordinating conjunction. A subordinating conjunction joins a main clause to a subordinate clause.
  • Question 45

Read the following sentence and then tick all the adjectives.

 

Brenda was simply delighted with the shiny, blue necklace.

CORRECT ANSWER
delighted
shiny
blue
EDDIE SAYS
The adjectives are delighted, shiny and blue. Adjectives describe nouns. Delighted described Brenda's feelings, while shiny and blue describe the necklace.
  • Question 46

What type of pronoun is the underlined word in the following sentence?

 

On Fridays we have music, which is my favourite subject.

CORRECT ANSWER
relative pronoun
EDDIE SAYS
Which is a relative pronoun. A relative pronoun refers back to something in a previous clause (music) and gives more information about it.
  • Question 47

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
Curiosity is an abstract noun. 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 48

What type of adverb is the underlined word in the sentence below?

 

Sarah sometimes goes to visit her nana on Sundays.

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
Sometimes is an adverb of frequency. This is because it describes how often something happens.
  • Question 49

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 correctly punctuated sentence is: The ladies' cloaks were hanging in the hall. The cloaks belong to the ladies (plural), so the apostrophe needs to go after the 's'.
  • Question 50

Tick the sentence that is correctly punctuated.

CORRECT ANSWER
I have three pets: a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect.
EDDIE SAYS
The correctly punctuated sentence is: I have three pets: a hamster, a goldfish and a stick insect. A colon is used to introduce a list if the first part of the sentence makes sense on its own. Commas are used between items in a list but not where the word and signifies the last item.
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