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Common Core Standard L.8.2a Questions

Use punctuation (comma, ellipsis, dash) to indicate a pause or break.

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Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, CCRA.L.3, L.8.2a, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.3
"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man." - Notes from the Underground

In the sentence above, how is the ellipsis used?
  1. To indicate an omission in the sentence
  2. To show the narrator trailing off in thought
  3. To denote information before the sentence
  4. To connect the two ideas
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Where do you insert the commas in the following sentence?

My doctor who I've been seeing since I was born is going to retire.
  1. After "My doctor"
  2. Before "Since I was born"
  3. Around "who I've been since since I was born"
  4. Before "is going to retire"
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
Which one of the following is an example of an ellipsis?
  1. The wicked warlock cast a spell on the child.
  2. We kept digging until we finally found...GOLD!
  3. The two skinny boys ran like Olympic runners.
  4. How can you make steak with that pan?
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a

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