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Common Core Standard L.9-10.1 Questions

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Carlos not only missed his one-year anniversary with Adrianna                                          .
  1. but he also forgot his mother's birthday
  2. but also forgot his mother's birthday
  3. but also forgetting his mother's birthday
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1
Choose the best way to combine the two sentences.

John lived on a farm.
He had a horse of this own that he loved to ride.
  1. John he had a horse of his own on the farm where he lived.
  2. John lived on a farm, and he had a horse of his own that he loved to ride.
  3. John loved to ride his horse on the farm.
  4. John loved to ride his horse he loved, and they lived on a farm.
Grade 10 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Choose the option that maintains parallel structure in the sentence.

In Mrs. Curall's office, Ruben feigned the flu. He hoped to be excused from class, get an extension on his paper, and
  1. spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  2. to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  3. then to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
Grade 9 Grammar CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1b
He looked at the trophy. He was proud of his victory.

Read the sentences above. Which group of words combines these sentences with an absolute phrase?
  1. He looked at the trophy, proud of his victory.
  2. He looked at the trophy, and he was proud of his victory.
  3. Proud of his victory, at the trophy, he looked.
  4. He looked proud of his victory at the trophy.
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