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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.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is written correctly.
  1. You'll need to turn left on Cedar it's the third house on the right.
  2. You'll need to turn left on Cedar; it's the third house on the right.
  3. You'll need to turn left on; Cedar it's the third house on the right.
  4. You'll need to turn left on Cedar it's the; third house on the right.
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. The weather was warm and sunny; I went to the beach.
  2. The weather was warm and sunny I went to the beach.
  3. The weather was warm and sunny I; went to the beach.
  4. The weather was warm; and sunny; I went to the beach.
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. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon; Inspiration, Arizona and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  2. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon Inspiration, Arizona; and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  3. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon Inspiration, Arizona and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
  4. Last vacation we bought postcards in towns with unusual names: Remote, Oregon; Inspiration, Arizona; and Bragadoccio, Missouri.
Grade 10 Editing 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 Editing 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 Editing 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 Editing 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 Editing 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.
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2b
"The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."

Which choice shows the passage below rewritten with a correctly used semicolon?
  1. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right; the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  2. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away; the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  3. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became. When the water around him filled with glimmering scales; he at last felt at home among the other fish."
  4. "The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left end right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became; when the water around him filled with glimmering scales, he at last felt at home among the other fish."
Grade 10 Editing
Which is the correct sentence?
  1. I flown this plane dozen of times.
  2. I did all I could do to convince him.
  3. I have knew him since I was in the middle school
Grade 10 Capitalization and Punctuation
Grade 10 Colons and Semicolons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Choose the sentence that is capitalized and punctuated correctly.
  1. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia; and Rockville, Oregon.
  2. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia; Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  3. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa; Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
  4. The sites being considered for the new Volkswagen plant are Waterloo, Iowa Savannah, Georgia Freestone, Virginia and Rockville, Oregon.
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