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Exam Preparation for Written Texts 7

In this worksheet, students revise some important punctuation and grammar points to avoid making mistakes in their written exam.

'Exam Preparation for Written Texts 7' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 4

Curriculum topic:  Writing

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

This worksheet allows you to revise some important punctuation and grammar points to avoid you making mistakes in the written exam.

 

  

Full stops are used to separate sentences.

 

Select the option below where the full stop is used correctly.

You must make it very clear which question you are answering in the exam. Give the number of the question you have chosen to answer.

You must make it very clear which question you are answering in the exam give the number. Of the question you have chosen to answer.

Commas are used to mark pauses or smaller breaks than full stops.

 

Select the phrase below where the comma is used correctly.

I went to bed, because I was tired.

I, went to bed because I was tired.

Commas are also used to mark off parts of a sentence that give extra information.

 

Select the correct example of this below.

Richard having run eight miles was, exhausted.

Richard, having run eight miles, was exhausted.

Commas are also used to list items.

 

Select the correct example of this below.

I packed my pencil case, revision notes, a banana, a packet of mints and a bottle of water for my exams.

I, packed, my pencil case a banana my notes and a bottle of water, for my exams.

Question marks are used at the end of questions but they are not used at the end of questions in indirect (reported) speech.

 

Which example below is correct?

Kirsty asked if I had seen Phil anywhere?

Kirsty asked if I had seen Phil anywhere.

Colons (:) are used before a list or an example.

 

Which two examples below use the colon correctly?

The exam was very long: three hours.

The exam: was very hard.

The exam had questions on: characters, themes, language and structure.

Semi Colons (;) are used to show that two sentences are closely connected. The parts before and after the semi colon must be complete sentences.

 

Select the correct use of the semi colon below:

I hope I pass the exam; it depends how difficult the questions are.

I hope I pass the exam; if it is easy.

Apostrophes are used to show missing letters. The apostrophe replaces the missing letters.

 

Match the correct apostrophe with the formal version.

Column A

Column B

You shouldn't have done that.
Daniel has finished his drink.
You'll never finish that pizza.
You will never finish that pizza.
Daniel's finished his drink.
You should not have done that.

Apostrophes are also used to show possession. If the owner is singular you add an apostrophe then an 's'. If the owner is plural you add the apostrophe after the 's'.

 

Which two examples below are correct?

the dogs' tail

the dog's tail

the dogs' tails

the dog's tails

These are words that are often used incorrectly:

done/did and seen/saw.

 

Select the four correct answers below:

I did it.

I done it.

I have done it.

I seen it.

I saw it.

I have seen it.

  • Question 1

Full stops are used to separate sentences.

 

Select the option below where the full stop is used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
You must make it very clear which question you are answering in the exam. Give the number of the question you have chosen to answer.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is: 'You must make it very clear which question you are answering in the exam. Give the number of the question you have chosen to answer.'
  • Question 2

Commas are used to mark pauses or smaller breaks than full stops.

 

Select the phrase below where the comma is used correctly.

CORRECT ANSWER
I went to bed, because I was tired.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct sentence is: 'I went to bed, because I was tired.'
  • Question 3

Commas are also used to mark off parts of a sentence that give extra information.

 

Select the correct example of this below.

CORRECT ANSWER
Richard, having run eight miles, was exhausted.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is: 'Richard, having run eight miles, was exhausted.'
  • Question 4

Commas are also used to list items.

 

Select the correct example of this below.

CORRECT ANSWER
I packed my pencil case, revision notes, a banana, a packet of mints and a bottle of water for my exams.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is: 'I packed my pencil case, revision notes, a banana, a packet of mints and a bottle of water for my exams.'
  • Question 5

Question marks are used at the end of questions but they are not used at the end of questions in indirect (reported) speech.

 

Which example below is correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
Kirsty asked if I had seen Phil anywhere.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answer is: 'Kirsty asked if I had seen Phil anywhere.'
  • Question 6

Colons (:) are used before a list or an example.

 

Which two examples below use the colon correctly?

CORRECT ANSWER
The exam was very long: three hours.
The exam had questions on: characters, themes, language and structure.
EDDIE SAYS
The two correct sentences are:
'The exam was very long: three hours.' which uses a comma for an explanation.

'The exam had questions on: characters, themes, language and structure.' which uses a comma to introduce a list.
  • Question 7

Semi Colons (;) are used to show that two sentences are closely connected. The parts before and after the semi colon must be complete sentences.

 

Select the correct use of the semi colon below:

CORRECT ANSWER
I hope I pass the exam; it depends how difficult the questions are.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct example is:
'I hope I pass the exam; it depends how difficult the questions are.'
Both parts before and after the semi colon are full sentences.
  • Question 8

Apostrophes are used to show missing letters. The apostrophe replaces the missing letters.

 

Match the correct apostrophe with the formal version.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

You shouldn't have done that.
You should not have done that.
You'll never finish that pizza.
You will never finish that pizza.
Daniel's finished his drink.
Daniel has finished his drink.
EDDIE SAYS
You shouldn't have done that = you should not have done that.
You'll never finish that pizza = you will never finish that pizza.
Daniel's finished his drink = Daniel has finished his drink.
  • Question 9

Apostrophes are also used to show possession. If the owner is singular you add an apostrophe then an 's'. If the owner is plural you add the apostrophe after the 's'.

 

Which two examples below are correct?

CORRECT ANSWER
the dog's tail
the dogs' tails
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
'the dog's tail' = the tail of the dog.
'the dogs' tails' = the tails of the dogs.
  • Question 10

These are words that are often used incorrectly:

done/did and seen/saw.

 

Select the four correct answers below:

CORRECT ANSWER
I did it.
I have done it.
I saw it.
I have seen it.
EDDIE SAYS
The correct answers are:
'I did it', 'I have done it', 'I saw it' and 'I have seen it'.
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