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Common Core Standard L.7.1c Questions

Place phrases and clauses within a sentence, recognizing and correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers.*

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Grade 7 English Language Arts CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1c
Which type of sentence is the example below?

If I'm feeling tired, I will take a nap this afternoon.
  1. Simple sentence
  2. Compound sentence
  3. Complex sentence
  4. Compound-Complex sentence
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Which sentence contains a dangling modifier?
  1. Amazingly, the man in the cast rode the bicycle around the block.
  2. Bozo the Clown wears baggy pants.
  3. Having finished the homework assignment, Geraldo turned on the TV.
  4. The man walks slowly down to the saloon with the cowboy boots.
Grade 7 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
David is the strongest man alive. He can pull a car with his teeth.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an appositive phrase?
  1. David the strongest man alive can pull a car with his teeth.
  2. David, the strongest man alive, can pull a car with his teeth.
  3. David, can pull a car with his teeth, is the strongest man alive.
  4. David can pull a car with his teeth, the strongest man alive.
Grade 7 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Jerry bought a house yesterday. He had been saving money for months.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with a participle phrase?
  1. Jerry bought a house yesterday because he had been saving money for months.
  2. Jerry, saving money for months, bought a house yesterday.
  3. Jerry bought a house yesterday saving money for months.
  4. Jerry had been saving money for months and he bought a house yesterday.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Which sentence contains a dangling modifier?
  1. The registration desk was located in the gymnasium.
  2. The students on the table completed the form.
  3. Student registration took place at three o'clock.
  4. The students were dismissed at five o'clock.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Which sentence contains a dangling modifier?
  1. The hunger strike protests our cafeteria food.
  2. Doug's mom hung on the wall her favorite painting.
  3. The new sports car was stolen from the parking lot.
  4. Our cat likes to play with the dog next door.
Grade 7 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
Which sentence below has a dangling modifier?
  1. The man found his catcher's mitt in the garage.
  2. When not performed well, workers need more training in manufacturing jobs.
  3. The book on the top shelf belongs to me.
  4. The book on the second shelf belongs to you.
Grade 7 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c
How can you fix a sentence with a misplaced modifier?
  1. Move the modifier
  2. Change the modifier
  3. Delete the modifier
  4. Write a new sentence
Grade 7 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.7.1, L.7.1c

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