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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 8 Editing
Which of the following is grammatically correct?
  1. Peter walk to school with his brother every day.
  2. Dorothy and Viv lives at the white house with green shutters.
  3. Dorothy, Viv, and their sisters travels for most of the year.
  4. Peter runs home ahead of his brother every day.
Grade 8 Editing
Identify the sentence which uses the best grammar.
  1. National news are filled with dramatic stories.
  2. Few in the South are worried about frostbite.
  3. Everyone are thinking about the news these days.
  4. Five percent of working adults is in favor of decreased taxes.
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
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
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which option capitalizes the title correctly?
  1. The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens
  2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Grade 8 Commas
5. What change should be made to the sentence below?

While we were on vacation I bought a sombrero.
  1. Add a comma after "we"
  2. Add a comma after "vacation"
  3. Add a comma after "While"
  4. Add a comma after "bought"
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