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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Capitalization and Punctuation Questions

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Grade 8 Editing
Which of the following is grammatically correct?
  1. Peter walk to school with his brother every day.
  2. Dorothy and Viv lives at the white house with green shutters.
  3. Dorothy, Viv, and their sisters travels for most of the year.
  4. Peter runs home ahead of his brother every day.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Choose the sentence that is punctuated correctly.
  1. On April 14 1985, our community held its bicentennial.
  2. On April 14, 1985, our community held its bicentennial.
  3. On April 14, 1985 our community held its bicentennial.
  4. On April 14, 1985 our community, held its bicentennial.
Grade 8 Commas
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. Although, you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
  2. Although, you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.
  3. Although you may be right I cannot take your word for it.
  4. Although you may be right, I cannot take your word for it.
Grade 8 Commas
Which sentence uses a comma correctly?
  1. The earlier we start however, will give us advantages over our major competitors.
  2. William Reidy, who is the college president encourages the faculty to be active in their communities.
  3. Her shiny, and red sports car was fun to drive on a sunny day.
  4. To ensure that the orders arrive on time, we have contracted with the UPS.
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: L.8.2a
Choose the sentence with the correct punctuation.
  1. You are my best friend, Kaylin.
  2. You, are my best friend, Kaylin.
  3. You are my best friend Kaylin.
  4. You are my, best, friend, Kaylin.
Grade 8 Editing
Identify the sentence which uses the best grammar.
  1. National news are filled with dramatic stories.
  2. Few in the South are worried about frostbite.
  3. Everyone are thinking about the news these days.
  4. Five percent of working adults is in favor of decreased taxes.
Grade 8 Commas
Which sentence uses a comma incorrectly?
  1. Jane and Jim drove to Cleveland, and visited the art museum.
  2. Terry cooked and we ate a delicious dinner.
  3. June 30, 2010, is set for the dedication of the new building.
  4. Although the weather was unusually cold, there was not enough snow to ski.
Grade 8 Commas
Choose the sentence with the correct comma placement.
  1. We will grant you immunity, if you decide to cooperate with us.
  2. We will grant you immunity if you decide to cooperate with us.
  3. We will grant you immunity if you decide, to cooperate with us.
  4. We will grant you immunity, if you decide, to cooperate with us.
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: L.8.2a
Which sentence uses a comma correctly?
  1. After swimming practice she was so hungry that she ate two, delicious chicken sandwiches.
  2. It is far better for the environment to use recycled cups rather than the traditional, plastic cups.
  3. Concert violinists everywhere in the world wear white shirts with black, cotton pants.
  4. The young director's latest action movie had a long, successful run in the theaters.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Which sentence is punctuated correctly?
  1. "Why can't" Ruben began--, then faltered.
  2. "Why can't" --Ruben began, then faltered.
  3. "Why can't--" Ruben began, then faltered.
  4. "Why can't--" Ruben began--, then faltered.
Grade 8 Commas
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2b
Which of the following sentences is correctly punctuated?
  1. Everyone has special skills some people use them very well.
  2. Everyone has special skills; some people use them very well.
  3. Everyone has special skills and, some people use them very well.
  4. Everyone has special skills; and, some people use them very well.
Grade 8 Capitalization and Punctuation
Grade 8 Commas CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.8.2, L.8.2a
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