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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Grammar Questions

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Grade 10 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Choose the option that maintains parallel structure in the sentence.

In Mrs. Curall's office, Ruben feigned the flu. He hoped to be excused from class, get an extension on his paper, and
  1. spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  2. to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
  3. then to spend the afternoon playing tennis with his friends.
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 Nouns
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 10 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: CCRA.L.4, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4b
Grade 10 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
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 Types of Sentences
Classify which type of sentence this is:

This new laptop has already crashed twice, and I have no idea why.
  1. Simple Sentence
  2. Compound Sentence
  3. Complex Sentence
  4. Compound-Complex Sentence
  5. None of the above
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 Types of Sentences
Identify which sentence function applies to the following:

Fasten your seatbelts when the sign is illuminated.
  1. Declarative Sentence
  2. Exclamatory Sentence
  3. Interrogative Sentence
  4. Imperative Sentence
  5. None of the above
Grade 10 Combining Sentences CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Carlos not only missed his one-year anniversary with Adrianna                                          .
  1. but he also forgot his mother's birthday
  2. but also forgot his mother's birthday
  3. but also forgetting his mother's birthday
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