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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Grammar Questions

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Grade 5 Types of Sentences
Choose the correctly written compound sentence.
  1. The teachers planned the lesson, they went to lunch.
  2. Abby missed the bus, but she made it to school on time.
  3. Charlie went to Disney World, he rode Splash Mountain.
  4. Florida is a great destination but it is very hot.
Grade 5 Nouns
Proper nouns refer to specific people, places or things.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Verbs
We walked down the street.

In the sentence above, what is the verb?
  1. we
  2. walked
  3. street
  4. down
Grade 5 Pronouns
Identify the prepositional phrases in this sentence:

On the trip over the island the tourists moved through a tropical rainforest, past a blue lake and over a large hill.
  1. On the trip
  2. Through a tropical rainforest, past a blue lake,
  3. the tourists moved through a tropical rainforest
  4. On the trip, over the island, through a tropical rainforest, past a blue lake, over a large hill
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 Parts of Speech CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1a
What part of speech is the word "they?"
  1. adjective
  2. pronoun
  3. verb
  4. contraction
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Choose the sentence that contains the compound predicate.
  1. The students helped Mrs. Seal grade the test papers.
  2. Mr. Sims ran to the store and bought a drink.
  3. Mrs. Webber helped Joseph and Ryan.
  4. The teacher and principal met with her mother.
Grade 5 Verbs
In the sentence below, choose the correct verb to change the sentence to future tense.

She joined the school choir.
  1. joins
  2. will joins
  3. join
  4. will join
Grade 5 Nouns
Select the collective noun in this sentence.
A flock of birds flew into the sunset.
  1. birds
  2. flock
  3. sunset
Grade 5 Capitalization and Punctuation
What type of sentence is this?

Watch the performer fly through the air from one trapeze to another.
  1. declarative
  2. imperative
  3. interrogative
  4. exclamatory
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
There is always a verb in a sentence.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Pronouns
Which pronoun best completes the sentence?

Fortunately,                 knew his way around the exhibition hall.
  1. her
  2. he
  3. him
  4. us
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 Sentence Structure
Determine if the following words represent a subject, predicate, or both.

froze in the chilly night air
  1. Subject
  2. Predicate
  3. Both
Grade 5 Verbs CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1c
A                 helps the main verb express action or state of being.
  1. main verb
  2. loco verb
  3. helping verb
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Determine if the following words represent a subject, predicate, or both.

bobby lost his only house key
  1. Subject
  2. Predicate
  3. Both
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Find the subject in the following sentence.


To a female fly, a male's wing vibrations are a love song.
  1. male's wing
  2. vibrations
  3. love song
  4. female fly
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 Types of Sentences
What type of sentence is this?

Did Barnum and Bailey and the Ringling Brothers combine their two circuses?
  1. declarative
  2. imperative
  3. interrogative
  4. exclamatory
Grade 5 Capitalization
Choose the word that should be capitalized.

Napoleon bonaparte became general at the age of 24.
  1. bonaparte
  2. general
  3. age
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