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Fifth Grade (Grade 5) Sentence Structure 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 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 Sentence Structure
There is always a verb in a sentence.
  1. True
  2. False
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 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 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 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1, L.5.1b
Which sentence below uses present perfect tense?
  1. The choir has won first place in the competition every year.
  2. The choir will win first place in the competition every year.
  3. The choir wins first place in the competition every year.
  4. The choir won first place in the competition every year.
Grade 5 Combining Sentences
Choose the best conjunction to use to combine the two sentences.

Mom was going to pay her bills. She couldn't find her checkbook.
  1. so
  2. but
  3. yet
  4. and
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
This is an example of an interrogative sentence:

"The Packers will win the Superbowl!"
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.6, L.5.6
Fill in the blank with the correct conjunction.

I wanted to buy a newspaper,                 I didn't have enough money.
  1. and
  2. so
  3. however
  4. therefore
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
What is the DIRECT OBJECT in the sentence?

Teresa will take her dog for a walk.
  1. will
  2. take
  3. dog
  4. walk
Grade 5 Types of Sentences
A period ends a declarative sentence.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
What is the INDIRECT OBJECT of the sentence?

The farmer and his daughters sold the grocer their entire corn harvest.
  1. farmer
  2. daughters
  3. grocer
  4. harvest
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Identify the verb in the following sentence:

The night before the show, Lesley rehearsed her lines in front of the mirror.
  1. show
  2. lines
  3. rehearsed
  4. before
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
Identify the verb in the following sentence:

That woman is a millionaire.
  1. that
  2. woman
  3. is
  4. millionaire
Grade 5 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1c
Identify the subject and verb in the following sentence:

My voice sounds terrible in the morning.
  1. sounds, terrible
  2. My, voice
  3. voice, sounds
  4. sounds, morning
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
What part of the sentence is an appositive?

The book, the hard cover one, is on the table.
  1. The book
  2. on the table
  3. is on the table
  4. the hard cover one
Grade 5 Sentence Structure
What is the action verb in this sentence?
After the speech, Mario asked a question of Sydney.
  1. speech
  2. asked
  3. question
  4. Sydney
Grade 5 Sentence Structure CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.5.1c
Identify the verb in the following sentence:

They gossip too much.
  1. too
  2. They
  3. gossip
  4. too much
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