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Fourth Grade (Grade 4) Phrases and Clauses Questions

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Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1
The dog ate the bag of food because it was left open on the floor.

The dog ate the food is the INDEPENDENT clause.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1
The student studied for his algebra test, as a result, he made a 100.

He made a 100 is the DEPENDENT clause.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1e
Which of the following sentences contains an appositive?
  1. Mrs. Smith and Mr. Johnson are our school's librarians.
  2. The boy's mother drove her car to school late in the day.
  3. Maria, my best friend, is moving to Arkansas in September.
  4. My sister likes to read, but my aunt prefers to watch movies.
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1e
Which is NOT a prepositional phrase?
  1. in the valley
  2. across the street
  3. hitting the yard
  4. over the hill
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
Identify the type of phrase below.

the shipbuilder's skill
  1. plural
  2. singular possessive
  3. plural possessive
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1e
Which of the following sentences contains an "appositive?"
  1. Mr. Jones, who was a teacher, left town last month.
  2. Sally, do not let me see you do that again.
  3. The umpire ran the game as though he knew how.
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1e
Choose the option that simplifies the sentences below by using a prepositional phrase.

We played chess. We played in the park. We played as people watched us.
  1. We played chess. In the park.
  2. We played chess in the park as people watched us.
  3. We played chess, we played in the park, as people watched us.
  4. We played as people watched. Chess.
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
Identify the following phrase:
daring expeditions
  1. plural
  2. singular possessive
  3. plural possessive
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
Identify the following phrase:
the explorer's ship
  1. plural
  2. singular possessive
  3. plural possessive
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
A dependent clause has a subject or a verb and cannot stand alone.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1, L.4.1e
Choose the correct prepositional phrase to finish the sentence.

Melissa keeps quiet when she is                .
  1. at the park
  2. in the library
  3. on the boat
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
An INDEPENDENT CLAUSE can stand alone as a sentence.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
A clause always has both a subject and a predicate.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses
Which is a vocative phrase?
  1. near the fence
  2. Dear Mr. Jones,
  3. to the store
  4. Running fast as she could,
Grade 4 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.4.1e
Underline the prepostional phrase in each sentence.

1. Bryce and Christopher work together on a report.

2. They visit the library near their school.

3. The students feel good about their work.

4. After the break, there will be a demonstration.

5. Many people play games on computers.
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