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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the list of words that are capitalized correctly.
  1. January, february, march, APRIL
  2. January, February, March, April
  3. january, february, march, april
  4. jAnuarY, FeBruary, MarCh, ApriL
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation.
  1. George's two favorite subjects are history and Spanish.
  2. george's two favorite Subjects are History and Spanish.
  3. George's two favorite subjects are History and Spanish.
  4. george's two favorite subjects are history and Spanish.
Grade 5 Quotation Marks
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. "Why is the cat in the tree?" Owen inquired.
  2. "Why is the cat in the tree." Owen inquired.
  3. "Why is the cat in the tree? Owen inquired."
  4. "Why is the cat in the tree!" Owen inquired.
Grade 5 Quotation Marks
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. The author wrote, "the cougar is a beautiful but dangerous animal."
  2. The author wrote "the cougar is a beautiful but dangerous animal."
  3. The author wrote, "The cougar is a beautiful but dangerous animal."
  4. "The author wrote, the cougar is a beautiful but dangerous animal."
Grade 5 Quotation Marks
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. "Hey! What do you think you're doing?" asked Mom.
  2. "Hey. What do you think you're doing," asked Mom.
  3. "Hey? What do you think you're doing? asked Mom."
  4. "Hey! What do you think you're doing!" asked Mom.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  1. While we sing you can light the candles.
  2. While we sing; you can light the candles.
  3. You can light the candles while we sing.
  4. You can light the candles, while we sing.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is a run-on?
  1. The flowers are lovely. They brighten the room.
  2. The flowers are lovely and colorful.
  3. The flowers are lovely they brighten the room.
  4. The flowers are lovely, and they brighten the room.
Grade 5 Commas
Which sentence correctly uses punctuation for a direct address?
  1. Madame, I must ask you not to harass the other guests.
  2. Madame, I, must ask you not to harass the other guests.
  3. Madame I must ask you not to harass the other guests.
  4. Madame I, must ask you not to harass the other guests.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. Mrs. Howell cheered; when she won first place.
  2. Mrs. Howell cheered, when she won first place.
  3. Mrs. Howell cheered when she won first place.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. Even though the tomatoes look ripe, they are not ready to eat.
  2. Even though the tomatoes look ripe; they are not ready to eat.
  3. Even though the tomatoes look ripe they are not ready to eat.
Grade 5 Editing
Choose the correct way to fix the sentence below.

i wanted to go to the store but my parents wouldn't take me
  1. I wanted to go to the store, but my parents wouldn't take me.
  2. I wanted to go to the store but, my parents didn't take me
  3. I wanted to go to the store but my parents wouldn't take me
  4. i wanted to go to the store but my parents wouldn't take me
Grade 5 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.5.2, L.5.2a
Which choice correctly uses the words below in a sentence?

Our pets
a hamster
a dog
a cat
  1. We have three pets that include a hamster, a dog, and a cat.
  2. We have three pets that include a hamster a dog and a cat.
  3. We have three pets that include, a hamster, a dog, and a cat.
  4. We have three pets that include a hamster a dog, and a cat.
Grade 5 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.5.2, L.5.2a
Which choice correctly uses the following words in a sentence?

Grocery List
peas
milk
ice cream
bananas
  1. Please buy the following at the grocery store peas milk ice cream bananas.
  2. Please buy the following at the grocery store: peas milk ice cream bananas.
  3. Please buy the following at the grocery store: peas, milk, ice, cream, bananas.
  4. Please buy the following at the grocery store: peas, milk, ice cream, bananas.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is NOT punctuated correctly?
  1. My car broke down; I need to buy a new one.
  2. My car broke down, so I need to buy a new one.
  3. My car broke down; therefore, I need to buy a new one.
  4. My car broke down; so I need to buy a new one.
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is NOT punctuated correctly?
  1. Americans shake hands when they meet, but the Japanese bow.
  2. Americans shake hands when they meet; the Japanese bow.
  3. Americans shake hands when they meet; but the Japanese bow.
  4. Americans shake hands when they meet; however, the Japanese bow.
Grade 5 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.5.2, L.5.2a
Choose the sentences that best adds the following words to a sentence:

Pick up your clothes
Put them in the washer
Add the soap
  1. Please pick up your clothes, put them in the washer and finally add the soap.
  2. Please pick up your clothes, put them in the washer, and finally, add the soap.
  3. Please pick up, your clothes put them, in the washer and finally, add the soap.
  4. Please pick up your clothes put them in the washer and finally add the soap.
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