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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. I want the following items: butter, sugar, and flour.
  2. I want the following items butter, sugar, and flour.
  3. I want the following items butter, sugar, and; flour.
  4. I want the following; items butter, sugar, and; flour.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
What corrections, if any, should be made to the sentence below?

The rhythm of his sentences is like music to my ears, yet the student is unaware of his natural ability to write well.
  1. The rhythm of his sentences is like music to my ears yet the student is unaware of his natural ability to write well.
  2. The rhythm of his sentences is like music to my ears, or the student is unaware of his natural ability to write well.
  3. The rhythm of his sentences is like music to my ears the student is unaware of his natural ability to write well.
  4. No error
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 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.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  2. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics; Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English; and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  3. Our guest speakers will be Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
  4. Our guest speakers will be: Dr. Richard McGrath, professor of economics Dr. Beth Howells, professor of English and Dr. John Kraft, professor of psychology.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons
Choose the correct sentence.
  1. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1/2 ratio.
  2. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1 - 2 ratio.
  3. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1 ~ 2 ratio.
  4. Mix the oil and vinegar at a 1:2 ratio.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Because the flight was canceled some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  1. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  2. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport; others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  3. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport, unless others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  4. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport. Others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Choose the best correction for the sentence.

She climbed to the top of the huge mountain fearlessly nor without shyness.
  1. She climbed to the top of the huge mountain fearlessly for without shyness.
  2. She climbed to the top of the huge mountain fearlessly, but without shyness.
  3. She climbed to the top of the huge mountain fearlessly and without shyness.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2
Choose the best way to correct the sentence:

They meant for the teacher to read only what they had written on the test paper and not what was on their scratch paper.
  1. They meant for the teacher to read only what they had written on the test paper nor what was on their scratch paper.
  2. They meant for the teacher to read only what they had written on the test paper, for not what was on their scratch paper.
  3. They meant for the teacher to read only what they had written on the test paper.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  2. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  3. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece; Salt Lake City, Utah; Sydney, Australia; and Nagano, Japan.
  4. Recent sites of the Olympic Games include Athens, Greece Salt Lake City, Utah Sydney, Australia and Nagano, Japan.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a, L.9-10.2b
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  1. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns; Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  2. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect; and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  3. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
  4. My heroes are Batman, who combines brains, and brawns Captain Picard, who commands respect and Wiley Coyote, who never gives up.
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the best revision for the following run-on sentence:

Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  1. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial and that it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  2. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial; it is even possible that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  3. Medical research shows that: certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial. It is even possible that: tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
  4. Medical research shows that certain compounds in tea leaves are beneficial, it is even possible; that tea helps prevent certain kinds of cancer.
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