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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  1. On April 14 1985, our community held its bicentennial.
  2. On April 14, 1985, our community held its bicentennial.
  3. On April 14, 1985 our community held its bicentennial.
  4. On April 14, 1985 our community, held its bicentennial.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. "Why can't" Ruben began--, then faltered.
  2. "Why can't" --Ruben began, then faltered.
  3. "Why can't--" Ruben began, then faltered.
  4. "Why can't--" Ruben began--, then faltered.
Grade 8 Commas
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. We can try to find it now or we can wait until it's lighter.
  2. We can try to find it now, we can wait until it's lighter.
  3. We can try to find it now or, we can wait until it's lighter.
  4. We can try, to find it now, or we can wait,until it's lighter.
Grade 8 Commas
Where should you insert a comma (or commas) in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been seeing since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is capitalized correctly?
  1. I have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.
  2. i have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's Website.
  3. I have shopped for clothes from the Gap on the store's website.
  4. i have shopped for clothes from the gap on the store's website.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2b
Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
  1. Everyone has special skills some people use them very well.
  2. Everyone has special skills; some people use them very well.
  3. Everyone has special skills and, some people use them very well.
  4. Everyone has special skills; and, some people use them very well.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. The declaration of independence was written by thomas jefferson in 1776.
  2. The declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
  3. the Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
  4. The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is written correctly?
  1. The battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the civil war.
  2. The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
  3. the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War.
  4. The Battle off Gettysburg was the turning point of the civil war.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Which one of the following is an example of an ellipsis?
  1. The wicked warlock cast a spell on the child.
  2. We kept digging until we finally found...GOLD!
  3. The two skinny boys ran like Olympic runners.
  4. How can you make steak with that pan?
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which option capitalizes the title correctly?
  1. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  2. Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children
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