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Name: ____________________________ Grade: _______ Date: ______ Score:

QUIZ 2: SENTENCE STRUCTURE AND VARIETY


I. MULTIPLE CHOICE (circle the correct answer)
1. Running down the hill is a complete sentence/ fragment/ run-on sentence
2. Putting together two or more complete thoughts linked by and, but and so as one sentence is
called complete sentence/ fragment/ run-on sentence
3. To fragment /proofread/ complete is to look over your work carefully, checking spelling.

II. MATCH THE DEFINITION TO THE WORD


1. ______ word with same meaning a. denotation
2. ______ word with opposite meaning b. antonym
3. ______ emotional overtone of a word c. synonym
4. ______ exact meaning of a word d. connotation
5. ______ confusion e. ambiguity
III. Rewrite these sentences to make the thoughts clear.
1. Melinda painted the picture sitting by the river.
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2. When eight years old, my mother had my baby brother.
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3. I saw three cars walking down the lane.
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4. Is Christy the man who owns the garage's daughter?


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5. Mrs. James had lots of photographs to show her friends, so she decided to get them together soon.
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6 I saw the building running down the street.
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7. When ten years old, my father died.
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IV. Match the word to a synonym

1. _______ entangle a. affect


2. _______ unhappy b. heavy
3. _______ burdensome c. involve
4. _______ shabby d. sad
5. _______ frighten e. disregard
6. _______ influence f. cheap
7. _______ ignore g. scare

V. Which of these sentences is completely correct?


1. ______ Mrs. turner gave my mom her favorite recipe?
______ Mrs. Turner gave my mom her favorite recipe?
______ Mrs. Turner gave my mom her favorite recipe.

2. ______ Did you see Nathan yestarday?


______ Did you see Nathan yesterday?
______ Did you see Nathan yesterday.

3. ______ I went to Dallas Satirday


______ I went to dallas Satirday?
______ I went to Dallas Saturday?

4. ______ On Sunday Sherry wanted over to the fairgrounds.


______ On Sunday Sherry wondered over to the Faregrounds.
______ On sunday Sherry Wandered over to the fairgrounds.

VI. Match the word to an antonym.


1. ______ outgoing a. happy
2. ______ sad b. timid
3. ______ neat c. sloppy
4. ______ rude d. gracious
5. ______ ceiling e. floor

VII. Answer the questions


1. You proofread in order to _______________________________________
2. What relationship do these words have?
Communicate/talk __________________________________
Difficult/easy __________________________________
Ridiculous/serious __________________________________
Pause/wait __________________________________
Conversation/silence __________________________________
Accent/stress __________________________________
Important/essential __________________________________
Statement/question __________________________________
Name: ____________________________ Grade: _______Date: _______ Score:

SPELLING 2

1. John learned the hard way to __________________ his paper before handing it to the teacher.
2. Genial is a __________________ for friendly.
3. The _______________________of Martha's words indicated something much deeper than the
words themselves.
4. The colors of the rainbow were so _____________________that they took my breath away.
5. When giving an account of an incident, be as _________________________ as possible.
6. Jeremy had learned to ____________________ classical music at an early age.
7. Janice displayed great ______________________ of style in her writing.
8. Elizabeth's painting showed incredible _______________________.
9. My first ___________________________ of Judith was that she was extremely kind.
10. Charlie learned to use a __________________________ to vary his adjectives.
11. Matt found that his ____________________ as a camp counselor helped him find a job.
12. The Wright brothers made an important ______________________ to aviation.
13. The ____________________of the situation was quite different from that described by Bob.
14. Jane picked up each __ ____________________of broken glass.
15. Ben's writing was confusing because it contained a great deal of _____________________.
16. The word love is an ________________________ of the word hate.
17. The exact meaning of a word is known as its _____________________________.
18. Teri used a variety of _______________________ adjectives in her paper about Italy.
19. Steve gave an __________________________ description of the lost child.
20. John found that being ______________________ is not always a key to automatic happiness.
21. The hall was not large enough to __________________ the crowd that gathered for the talk.
22. The critic's review of her latest book was _______________________.
23. Sue obtained her ______________________from a very reliable source.
24. Katie's _____________________could run wild at times.
25. If you must criticize someone's work, please make that criticism ____________________.

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