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Eighth Grade (Grade 8) Sentence Structure Questions

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Grade 8 Combining Sentences
Which way is the best way to combine these sentences? We saw a movie during our vacation. The movie was interesting.
  1. We saw a movie during our interesting vacation.
  2. Interesting, we saw a movie during our vacation.
  3. We saw an interesting movie during our vacation.
  4. none of the above
Grade 8 Types of Sentences
Grade 8 Fragments and Run-ons
Which of the following is a sentence fragment?
  1. An extremely loyal friend and inspiration.
  2. Julie is a special cat who loves sunbathing.
  3. She loves living in a creative environment.
  4. The balcony holds magnificent flowers.
Grade 8 Types of Sentences
Grade 8 Types of Sentences
Grade 8 Types of Sentences
Grade 8 Combining Sentences CCSS: L.8.3
My stomach was growling. I drove to Taco Bell to eat. What is the best way to combine these sentences?
  1. I drove to Taco Bell because my stomach was growling.
  2. My stomach was growling so I drove to Taco Bell to eat.
  3. I drove to Taco Bell to eat.
  4. I was growling and I went to Taco Bell.
Grade 8 Combining Sentences
The dog hid. The thunderstorm scared him. What is the best way to combine these sentences?
  1. Scared, the dog hid during the thunderstorm.
  2. The dog hid, the thunderstom.
  3. The thunderstorm hid the dog, and scared him.
  4. The dog hid, the thunderstorm.
Grade 8 Combining Sentences
Anastasia tripped over the cord and fell hard. Anastasia was running across the classroom. Which is the best way to combine these sentences?
  1. Anastasia tripped and fell, across the classroom hard.
  2. The classroom cord made Anastasia fall.
  3. Running across the classroom, Anastasia tripped over the cord and fell
  4. Anastasia was crossing the classroom, and fell hard over the cord.
Grade 8 Types of Sentences
A simple sentence includes:
  1. one independent clause and one dependent clause
  2. one independent clause
  3. two independent clauses joined by a comma and a conjunction
Grade 8 Fragments and Run-ons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Our solar system has nine major planets only one is known to have intelligent life.
  1. Our solar system has nine major planets, only one is known to have intelligent life.
  2. Our solar system has nine major planets only one, is known to have intelligent life.
  3. Our solar system has nine major planets; only one is known to have intelligent life.
  4. No error.
Grade 8 Phrases and Clauses CCSS: CCRA.L.1, L.8.1, L.8.1a
Which sentence has an infinitive phrase?
  1. He wanted beans.
  2. They went to study math.
  3. She went to the market.
  4. They ran from the park.
Grade 8 Combining Sentences
The squirrel was frightened. The squirrel ran up the tree. Which is the best way to combine these sentences?
  1. Frightened, the squirrel ran up the tree.
  2. The frightened tree ran up the squirrel
  3. Running up the tree, the squirrel got frightened
  4. The squirrel and the tree.
Grade 8 Sentence Structure
Grade 8 Fragments and Run-ons CCSS: CCRA.L.2, L.9-10.2, L.9-10.2a
Correct the run-on sentence.

Because the flight was canceled some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  1. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  2. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport; others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  3. Because the flight was canceled, some passengers had to spend the night in the airport, unless others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
  4. Because the flight was canceled. Some passengers had to spend the night in the airport. Others were put in hotel rooms by the airlines.
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