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Common Core Standard L.8.2 Questions

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2
Choose the correctly punctuated sentence:
  1. Vacuuming the living room, has always been my favorite chore.
  2. Vacuuming the entire house takes hours.
  3. The subject of vacuuming carpet correctly, has always interested me.
  4. When my mother returned home she told me that she loves vacuuming too.
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Where do you insert the commas in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "Since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been since since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Which one of the following is an example of ellipsis?
  1. The wicked warlock cast a spell on the child.
  2. We kept digging until we finally found...GOLD!
  3. The two skinny boys ran like Olympic runners.
  4. How can you make steak with that pan?
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2b
What does the ellipsis in the following sentence indicate?

"I wonder...," mused Sydney.
  1. The passage of time
  2. An unfinished thought
  3. None of the above
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2b
What does the ellipsis in the following sentence indicate?

Maybe we should...
  1. The passage of time
  2. An unfinished thought
  3. None of the above
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2b
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2b
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