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Twelfth Grade (Grade 12) Grammar Questions

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Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Which rule for using hyphens does the following sentence demonstrate?

The mayor-elect signed the bill into law.
  1. Use hyphens with select prefixes.
  2. Use a hyphen with select suffixes.
  3. Use a hyphen with a noun and past participle.
  4. Use a hyphen with compound modifiers.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in a compound adjective with a fraction.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. I ate half-a-pizza.
  2. Half-of-a-pepperoni pizza was left.
  3. I half-wanted to eat the entire pizza, but I knew I had to save some for others.
  4. Three-quarters are equal to 75-cents or 75-percent of a dollar.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen in compound adjectives with numbers when the number comes first.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Students will learn how to multiply in year-3 of their schooling.
  2. She is going into her third-year of school.
  3. I am going to college to study to be a first-grade teacher.
  4. When I graduate, I want to teach first-grade.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use a hyphen with compound expressions.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. Cars should try-to-avoid driving the wrong way on one way streets.
  2. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way-streets.
  3. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong-way on one way streets.
  4. Cars should try to avoid driving the wrong way on one-way streets.
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
Use hyphens with prefixes ex, self, and all, but only when ex means former.
Which choice correctly uses this rule?
  1. The ex-principal wished he could get his job back.
  2. My sister showed she was very self-ish when she ate the last piece of pizza.
  3. To be omniscient means to be allknowing.
  4. The self-serves itself.
Grade 12 Types of Sentences
Grade 12 Capitalization CCSS: CCRA.L.1, CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.1, L.11-12.1b, L.11-12.2
A style manual says "do not capitalize 'the' in the middle of a sentence."
However, it makes an exception for book titles. Which choice correctly demonstrates the exception?
  1. Hunter wanted to attend The University of Portland.
  2. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings.
  3. History will never forget the role of The United Kingdom during World War I.
  4. Engineering has become one of the most popular majors at the University of California.
Grade 12 Root Words
Grade 12 Phrases and Clauses
Unless the mail comes before noon, Sarah will miss the deadline.

"Unless the mail comes before noon" is an example of:
  1. participal phrase
  2. misplaced modifier
  3. adverbial phrase
  4. appositive phrase
  5. adverbial clause
Grade 12 Phrases and Clauses
Tim is, without a doubt, the world's messiest person!

The qualifying phrase "without a doubt" is a(n):
  1. participal phrase
  2. adverbial phrase
  3. absolute adjective phrase
  4. appositive phrase
  5. adverbial clause
Grade 12 Types of Sentences
Sentence consisting of short, independent clauses coupled for a sense of immediacy; the effect produces a rhythmical quality to the text
  1. simple sentence
  2. periodic sentence
  3. loose sentence
  4. freight train sentence
  5. complex sentence
Grade 12 Capitalization and Punctuation CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.11-12.2, L.11-12.2a
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration." - Dune

In the quote above, the author demonstrates which rule about hyphens?
  1. Use a hyphen with specific prefixes and suffixes
  2. Write out compound numbers
  3. Join two or more words serving as a single descriptive word
  4. Avoid confusion or awkward combinations of letters
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