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Daily Grammar: Former Capital of the U.S. (Grade 8)

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Daily Grammar: Former Capital of the U.S.

Read the paragraph and answer the questions.

(1)Did you know that Washington DC wasn't always the capital of the United States? (2)On September 13, 1788, the Congress of the confederation made New York City the temporary national capital. (3)In 1790 the capital was moved to Philadelphia. (4)By 1800, Washington, D.C. had become the permanent capitol of the United States. (5)Thomas Jefferson was the first president to live in the permanent capital.
1. 
Which choice fixes the error in sentence 1?
  1. Do you know that Washington DC wasn't always the capital of the United States?
  2. Did you know that Washington DC wasn't always the capitol of the United States?
  3. Did you know that Washington, D.C. wasn't always the capital of the United States?
  4. Correct as is.
2. 
What change, if any, should be made to sentence 2?
  1. Make the word City lowercase.
  2. Remove the comma after 1788.
  3. Capitalize the word confederation.
  4. Correct as is.
3. 
Which choice fixes the error in sentence 3?
  1. In 1790 the capital was moved to Philly.
  2. In 1790 the capitol was moved to Philadelphia.
  3. In 1790, the capital was moved to Philadelphia.
  4. Correct as is.
4. 
What change, if any, should be made to sentence 4?
  1. Change capitol to capital.
  2. Remove the periods in DC.
  3. Remove the comma after 1800.
  4. Correct as is.
5. 
Which choices fixes the error in sentence 5?
  1. Thomas Jefferson was the 1st president to live in the permanent capital.
  2. Thomas Jefferson was the first president to live in the permanent capitol.
  3. Thomas Jefferson was the first President to live in the permanent capital.
  4. Correct as is.
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