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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Grammar Questions

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Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: 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 Grammar CCSS: L.8.1b
Which of the following best describes active voice?
  1. The subject receives the action
  2. There is no punctuation
  3. The subject performs the action
  4. There is only one subject
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: L.8.2
Choose the correctly punctuated sentence:
  1. Vacuuming the living room, has always been my favorite chore.
  2. Vacuuming the entire house takes hours.
  3. The subject of vacuuming carpet correctly, has always interested me.
  4. When my mother returned home she told me that she loves vacuuming too.
Grade 8 Prefixes and Suffixes CCSS: L.8.4b
Grade 8 Grammar CCSS: L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which one of these sentences has an infinitive phrase?
  1. He wanted beans.
  2. They went to study math.
  3. She went to the market.
  4. They ran from the park.
Grade 8 Adverbs

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An adverb:
  1. takes the place of a noun
  2. is always in beginning of the sentence
  3. is a word that modifies a noun
  4. a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which choice correctly punctuates and capitalizes the words in the following sentence?

st patricks day comes once a year
  1. St. Patricks day comes once a year.
  2. St. Patrick's Day comes once a year.
  3. St Patricks Day comes once a year.
  4. st patrick's day comes once a year!
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: L.8.2, L.8.2a
Where do you insert the 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 since since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

It is believed by the teachers that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  1. It is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  2. The teachers believe that a dress code must be implemented by the school to control behavior.
  3. The teachers believe that the school must implement a dress code to control behavior.
  4. To control behavior, it is believed by the teachers that the school must implement a dress code.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure
Which way is the best way to combine these sentences? We saw a movie during our vacation. The movie was interesting.
  1. We saw a movie during our interesting vacation.
  2. Interesting, we saw a movie during our vacation.
  3. We saw an interesting movie during our vacation.
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Sentence Structure CCSS: L.8.1, L.8.1b
Which choice correctly changes the sentence below, written using passive voice, into a sentence using active voice?

The man was stung by a bee.
  1. The man had been stung by a bee.
  2. A bee stung the man.
  3. A bee was stung by the man.
  4. The man was stung by a wasp.
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