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This printable supports Common Core ELA Standards CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.6.2a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.7.2a, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.8.2a

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Capitalization and Punctuation (Grade 6)

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Capitalization and Punctuation

1. 
A comma is used before a list or an explanation that is preceded by a clause that can stand by itself.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Use the correct punctuation in the following sentence:

I'm starting to miss the little things like my cat my house and my sister.



3. 
Choose the sentence with correct punctuation.
  1. Our labors in life-learning, earning, and yearning-are also our reasons for living.
  2. Our labors in life, learning, earning, and yearning) are also our reasons for living.
  3. Our labors in life - learning, earning, and yearning - are also our reasons for living.
  4. Our labors in life learning, earning, and yearning are also our reasons for living.
4. 
Words like said, replied, screamed, etc. are always capitalized in a tag line.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
How should you correct the capitalization in the following sentence?

The climate in the south is favorable for growing agricultural products such as Georgia peaches and Florida oranges.
  1. use a capital S in south
  2. use a capital letter P in peaches
  3. use a capital C in climate
  4. use a capital T in the word "the" before south
6. 
The greeting in a friendly letter is followed by a                , while the greeting in a business letter is followed by a                .



7. 
Choose the best word to fill in the blank.

               going to give his speech next?
  1. Whose
  2. Who's
8. 
Which one of the following items has no mistakes in capitalization?
  1. do you know where Sarah is? She promised to help me.
  2. Show me your new game. is it your favorite?
  3. Ramon needs a new backpack. Tell him where you got yours.
  4. Why did Samantha leave early? did she have a doctor's appointment?
9. 
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. He asked himself, "Is this the best of all possible worlds."
  2. He asked himself, is this the best of all possible worlds?
  3. "He asked himself, is this the best of all possible worlds?"
  4. He asked himself, "Is this the best of all possible worlds?"
10. 
Question marks and exclamation points are placed inside closing quotation marks.
  1. True
  2. False

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