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Common Core Standard L.9-10.2 Questions

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

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Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
A semicolon is used:
  1. around words that add information
  2. to introduce a list of items
  3. in a compound sentence with two independent clauses
  4. to show an interruption
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 9 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  2. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town; streets have become covered with bulldozers, trucks, and cones.
  3. Road construction in Dallas has hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
  4. Road construction in Dallas has; hindered travel around town streets have become covered with bulldozers trucks, and cones.
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
It was enough to feel like she had finally accepted us but we still had to do our best to earn her trust.

Choose the BEST way to correct the sentence.
  1. It was enough to feel like she had finally accepted us, but we still had to do our best to earn her trust.
  2. It was enough to feel like she had finally accepted us we still had to do our best to earn her trust.
  3. It was enough to feel like she had finally accepted us, or we still had to do our best to earn her trust.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Commas CCSS: L.9-10.2
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. She finished her work, and then took a long lunch.
  2. She finished her work, and then, took a long lunch.
  3. She finished her work and then took a long lunch.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
“By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what's still worse, love any woman in the world but her.” - Clarissa

In the quote above, the semicolon is used to:
  1. Connect two independent clauses
  2. Connect clauses with a coordinating conjunction
  3. Separate elements in a series
  4. None of the above
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 9 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Our solar system has nine major planets only one is known to have intelligent life.
  1. Our solar system has nine major planets, only one is known to have intelligent life.
  2. Our solar system has nine major planets only one, is known to have intelligent life.
  3. Our solar system has nine major planets; only one is known to have intelligent life.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Nowadays he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  1. Nowadays; he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  2. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community, moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  3. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community; moreover, he gives tickets to sick kids.
  4. No error.
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