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Revise Your Grammar Skills

In this worksheet, students answer a range of questions to check their grammar skills and how these can improve their writing.

'Revise Your Grammar Skills' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet contains a range of questions designed to help with you with technical writing skills. It focuses on vocabulary and punctuation in particular.

 

 

If you struggle with any of the questions you could try some of the worksheets that look at the different areas in more detail.

All of the words in the list are linked to the root word local. Tick the two that are nouns.

locally

location

locality

locate

All of the words in the list are linked to the root word fatal, but only one is an adverb. Tick the adverb.

fatally

fatality

fatalism

Which of the following sentences contains the word 'speciality' in the correct context?

Speciality, I love reading.

Cooking is not speciality to me.

Gardening is my speciality.

Choose THREE of the following sentences in which the word 'possibility' is used in the correct context.

That's always a possibility!

Possibility, you are correct.

The possibility of that is slim.

Yes, I think so, possibility.

There is a high possibility of rain.

Match up these "cious" words with their meanings. You can use a dictionary if you need to.

Column A

Column B

tenacious
with a lot of nerve
vivacious
effective
audacious
fierce, savage
capacious
lively
ferocious
determined
efficacious
with lots of room

Replace the _ in these sentences with the correct punctuation mark. If you can't see the whole sentence, hover your mouse over the box.

Column A

Column B

How old is she_
.
She's 16_
,
I can't believe she's 92_
:
She looks younger_ I think.
!
It's her 21st_ candles, balloons, cake, party!
?

The punctuation marks have been removed from the sentence below. Re-write it using:

one capital letter

one comma

one full stop

 

at three minutes past midnight she walked through the door

Look at the following situations. Tick the two contexts in which you would use a comma.

just before a question mark

to separate items in a list.

straight after a capital letter

to separate two clauses

straight after a semi-colon

The following two sentences can be joined into one if the correct punctuation mark is used. Tick the correct answer.

 

Peter's birthday is in February. Mine is in September.

Peter's birthday is in February: mine is in September.

Peter's birthday is in February, mine is in September.

Peter's birthday is in February; mine is in September.

Which of the following sentences uses the correct punctuation for direct speech?

 

1) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema, promised Maya."

2) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema," promised Maya.

3) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema", promised Maya.

sentence 1

sentence 2

sentence 3

  • Question 1

All of the words in the list are linked to the root word local. Tick the two that are nouns.

CORRECT ANSWER
location
locality
EDDIE SAYS
'Locally' is an adverb; 'locate' is a verb.
  • Question 2

All of the words in the list are linked to the root word fatal, but only one is an adverb. Tick the adverb.

CORRECT ANSWER
fatally
EDDIE SAYS
'Fatality' and 'fatalism' are nouns.
  • Question 3

Which of the following sentences contains the word 'speciality' in the correct context?

CORRECT ANSWER
Gardening is my speciality.
  • Question 4

Choose THREE of the following sentences in which the word 'possibility' is used in the correct context.

CORRECT ANSWER
That's always a possibility!
The possibility of that is slim.
There is a high possibility of rain.
  • Question 5

Match up these "cious" words with their meanings. You can use a dictionary if you need to.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

tenacious
determined
vivacious
lively
audacious
with a lot of nerve
capacious
with lots of room
ferocious
fierce, savage
efficacious
effective
  • Question 6

Replace the _ in these sentences with the correct punctuation mark. If you can't see the whole sentence, hover your mouse over the box.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

How old is she_
?
She's 16_
.
I can't believe she's 92_
!
She looks younger_ I think.
,
It's her 21st_ candles, balloons,...
:
  • Question 7

The punctuation marks have been removed from the sentence below. Re-write it using:

one capital letter

one comma

one full stop

 

at three minutes past midnight she walked through the door

CORRECT ANSWER
At three minutes past midnight, she walked through the door.
  • Question 8

Look at the following situations. Tick the two contexts in which you would use a comma.

CORRECT ANSWER
to separate items in a list.
to separate two clauses
  • Question 9

The following two sentences can be joined into one if the correct punctuation mark is used. Tick the correct answer.

 

Peter's birthday is in February. Mine is in September.

CORRECT ANSWER
Peter's birthday is in February; mine is in September.
EDDIE SAYS
A semi-colon is used to join two sentences that are linked in some way. A colon should only be used if the second sentence explains the first one, and a comma should never be used in this way.
  • Question 10

Which of the following sentences uses the correct punctuation for direct speech?

 

1) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema, promised Maya."

2) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema," promised Maya.

3) "I'll do my homework when I get back from the cinema", promised Maya.

CORRECT ANSWER
sentence 2
EDDIE SAYS
The comma comes before the closing speech marks.
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