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Tenth Grade (Grade 10) Sentence Structure Questions

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Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses 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
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.9-10.1, L.9-10.1a
Grade 10 Fragments and Run-ons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Nowadays he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  1. Nowadays; he takes an interest in the community moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  2. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community, moreover he gives tickets to sick kids.
  3. Nowadays he takes an interest in the community; moreover, he gives tickets to sick kids.
  4. No error.
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2b
What is the participial phrase in the sentence?
Surprised by my question, Mrs. Osmond blushed.
  1. Mrs. Osmond blushed
  2. Surprised by my question
  3. my questions
  4. surprised by
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses
Identify the type of phrase in the following sentence: Practicing my English skills helps me on my test.
  1. Infinitive Phrase
  2. Appositive Phrase
  3. Gerund Phrase
  4. Participle Phrase
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses
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 Phrases and Clauses
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses
What is the difference between a phrase and a clause?
  1. A phrase has both a subject and a verb, but a clause does not have both a subject and a verb
  2. A clause has both a subject and a verb, but a phrase does not have both a subject and a verb
  3. Both phrases and clauses contain both subjects and verbs
  4. None of the above
Grade 10 Phrases and Clauses
Read the sentences.

"The storms rolled. They came across the mountaintops. They were heavy pockets of cloud nearly bursting with rain."

Which sentence best rewrites the passage to incorporate prepositional and appositive phrases?
  1. Heavy pockets of cloud nearly bursting with rain, the storms rolled across the mountaintops.
  2. Nearly bursting with rain, the storms, heavy pockets of cloud, rolled across the mountaintops.
  3. The storms, heavy pockets of cloud nearly bursting with rain, rolled across the mountaintops.
  4. The storms, nearly bursting with rain, were heavy pockets of cloud that rolled across the mountaintops.
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