85. William jumped and fell. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
86. Megan stopped, and Bob jogged. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
87. How did the frog leap? Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
88. Mr. Moffatt sings daily in class. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
89. Because it snowed, school closed. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
90. Many of the kids play checkers. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
91. Many boys wrestle. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________
92. One of the teachers smiles daily. Subject(s) = ______________ Verb(s) = ______________ Circle the interjection(s) in the following sentence: 93. “Yikes! That laugh scares me, Mr. Moffatt!” yelled Jonathan. Circle the prepositional phrase(s) in the sentences below:
94. The girl ran in the meet like a cheetah in the jungle. Regular or Irregular Verb? Just place an “R” or an “I” after each present tense verb: 95. eat = _________ 96. study = _______ 97. shovel = ______ Short Answer/Fill-in-the-Blank(s) Choose your answers from the list below. You will only use each choice ONE time!!
Using a comma between two (2) complete sentences without also using a conjunction is not allowed; using a comma this way is called a ________________________
Two words combined together with an apostrophe is called a _____________________
A(n) ___________________ is one of the letters “a”, “e”, “i”, “o”, or “u”.
A letter that is NOT “a”, “e”, “i”, “o”, or “u” is called a(n) ________________________
102. What are two (2) different names for an “aside”? ___________________, ________________
103. The term that means “extra information” or “side information/details”. _________________
104. You use a period after the word “Mr.” because it is a(n) ______________________ for the word “Mister”.
105. “Dr. Jones” is the doctor’s full name, but the term “Dr.” is his/her ______________.
106. One reason to use a semicolon is for a list; it is used to avoid ____________________________. Each of the following questions is MULTIPLE CHOICE; please circle the letter of the correct answer: 107. Which of the following punctuation marks is NOT used to separate the speaker tag from the quote?
108. Which of the following sentences is NOT a true compound sentence style?
Jacob earned a good grade on his report, but his test score wasn’t great.
Mildred smelled the freshly cut lawn; it made her vomit.
Nancy needed nine nurses to help her; however, Nick needed none.
123. bus _______________ ___________________ ___________________ For each of the sentences below, circle the correct pronoun in parentheses that should be used: Ex. Mickey Mouse gave Goofy and ( he or him ) a plane ticket to Disneyland. 124. ( She or Her ) and ( me or I ) went to the dance together. 125. ( He or Him ) and ( she or her ) studied for the test.
126. The lunch lady served ( me or I ) and (he or him ) chicken nuggets on Tuesday.
127. Mr. Kristensen assigned Chris and ( me or I ) extra homework over the weekend.
128. Mrs. Weiss and (her or she ) daughter eat chips together.
129. Gary and Cindy watched a dog nurse ( it’s or its ) puppy.
130. ( Me and Him or He and I ) sat next to the cute girl during lunch.
131. Mr. Baerwald visited ( me and Jim or Jim and I ). For each of the sentences below, circle the correct word in parentheses that should be used: Ex. “Bart Simpson is (aan ) evil child!” yelled Homer Simpson. 132. There were ( a lot or alot ) of boys using Axe to make themselves smell great.
133. ( You’re or Your) mom likes to cook dinner every night for her family.
134. The girls were excited because a hot boy came to school; he loved ( himself or hisself ), though.
135. The team was happy for ( theirselves or themselves ) for winning the championship.
138. “Sara is my sister; her boyfriend, ( whose or who’s ) dad is Mr. Irish, is Tim,” said Conner.
139. Mr. Herling continually talks about how math is more important ( than or then ) science.
140. School has been cancelled twice this week ( cause or ‘cause ) we’ve had a ton of snow!
141. We received an invitation for a ( birthd’y or b’day ) party.
142. A student’s worst fear is taking a ( t-st or t%st ). For each of the items below, answer “YES” or “NO” as to whether it is a complete sentence: 143. Because the rain fell hard. __________
144. The boy, who was quite wild. __________
145. A teacher and his student laughed. __________
146. Running in the rain is fun. __________
147. After the team lost, the parents cried. __________
For each of the following sentences, the verb(s) is underlined. Tell what tense that verb is. Your choices include PRESENT, PAST, PAST PARTICIPLE, and FUTURE (you will use each one ONLY one time): 148. Joey will fly to San Diego, California, in May. _________________
149. A giant Panda bear wrestled with another one at the zoo. ______________
150. My mom tells me to listen at school. _______________
151. Kayla has completed all of her assignments for class. _________________ Short answer: 152. “Singular” means _____________________.
153. “Plural” means ________________________.
154. Which one of these terms is a real term: “could have” or “could of”? _________________
155. When a writer uses the word “toy(s)”, that could mean three (3) different things. Of the three (3)
different meanings, which one is the ONLY one that a reader can say aloud when reading?
156. Apostrophes are used for contractions, possession/ownership, plurals (for letters, numbers, symbols), and
for words such as “runnin’”. Why is the apostrophe being used in this word?
157. There are four (4) styles/types of punctuation for asides. List these four (4) types. Yes, you may use the
158. The word “Bob’s” can mean three (3) different things; what are they? _______________,
159. Which of the four (4) aside styles is used to show “emphasizing”? ________________
160.A sentence that contains two (2) forms of the word “no” is not allowed; it’s called a __________________
161. What two (2) things does “it’s” mean? _____________ and _______________
162. Spell out the word “test” letter-by-letter as if you were going to read it to someone aloud letter-by-letter:
163. In what effect is the word “s-s-st-stu-stu-stud-study”? ________________
164. Is there such a term as “proper adjective”? _________
165. “A”, “an”, and “the” are articles, but they are really _________________ (the part of speech that describes a
166. What does the word “a(n)” mean? _________________
167. What does the word “coach(es)” mean? ______________________
168. What is the literature term for “one thing stands for or represents another”? _______________
169. “Singular possession” is for something that belongs to how many people? ___________
170. The plural for the number “76” is _______________.
171. The plural form of the symbol “$” is _____________.
172. The plural form of the letter “h” is _____________.
173. What punctuation mark is NEVER used between an adjective and the noun it describes? _________
174. What punctuation mark always separates a city from its state? __________
175. What punctuation mark is used to separate a title from its subtitle? ________
176. The “opener” of persuasive writing is called the ________________________ or __________________
177. The “closing” of persuasive writing is called the “Call to ____________________”
178. In the “opening set of sentences” for an expository paragraph, which of the following is NOT required: topic,
detail set(s), reason/idea, or a creative opener? _______________________________
What is the punctuation mark inside the parentheses called - ( … ) = __________________
The ( … ) is used for which of the following: “and”, “or”, “and/or”, leaving out words, or title/subtitle? ____________________________
“Making an _________________________” is when you give an answer to something based on your life experience or background knowledge, combined with the information in front of you (this is like an “educated guess”, “hypothesis”, or even a “prediction”)
What is the maximum number of sentences allowed combined into one sentence? ______________
With “compare/contrast”, what does “compare” mean? ___________________
With “compare/contrast”, what does “contrast” mean? ____________________
A prepositional phrase that answers one of the questions “how”, “when”, “where”, or “how often” is called an ____________________ clause because it works like an adverb.
Mr. Moffatt’s saying for having lots of detail/description in writing is “Bring it to __________”.
Another word for detail/description (“going in depth”) in writing is called __________________________.
What is the only word that is a “proper pronoun” (outside of a church anyway)? ________________
With writing, which one is for “descriptive writing”: SHOWING or TELLING? ________________
What MUST a writer do before actually writing a rough draft? ____________________
Informational writing where you teach/explain/inform is called _______________________ writing.
What is the purpose of “B-C-I-U” in writing? _____________________
Can a writer use more than one of the “B-C-I-U” traits at the same time? ____________
The rule of capitalizing a title is this: Capitalize the ____________ word, the __________ word, and any _____________________ words in between.
Write an example of today’s date, including the year (don’t include the day of the week): _________________
What type of question is asked by someone, but an answer is not wanted or needed? _____________________
What punctuation marks go around a word that a person is pointing out? ________________
With comparing and contrasting, what is the circle diagram really called? ____________ Diagram
With hyphenated-compound words, what two different letter endings are usually used? _______ & ________
Can you usually find a hyphenated-compound word in a dictionary? _________
“I got into a ‘sticky’ situation after taping my dad to the chair!” Why are the quotes around the word “sticky”? ______________________________________
“I love the letter ‘s’,” said Nick. Why are quotes around letter “s”? ___________________________
What punctuation marks do you put around a letter grade? __________________
With writing, each reason/idea you have for a topic is how many paragraphs? _____________
If you only have one reason for a topic, how many total paragraphs would your paper be? __________
If you have six (6) reasons for a topic, how many total paragraphs would your paper be? ____________
What kind of writing is where you try to “convince” someone to see your side? _____________________
How often can you expect to change someone’s mind with “writing to convince”? __________________
What language arts term is used for “similarities and differences”? _________________________
What does the word “penny(ies)” mean/stand for? ______________________
For each of the following sentences, write what the reason is for using the colon ( : ):
School begins at 7:45am. __________
The police officer was ticked at the young girl: She ran a red light! ___________________
The number of boys to girls is 8:1 in the football class. __________________
The book Cause and Effect: Mr. Moffatt’s Big Joke was a best-seller! _______________
The beginning of the letter read, “Dear Mr. Baerwald:”. _____________________
In the following example, where you see the “T” between my two sentences, write one or two sentences (maximum of two only) of your own to smoothly transition/link/connect the first sentence to the next one so that they make sense and are logical:
A language arts-obsessed, weird teacher gave his students a gigantic, challenging Semester One Final Exam to test what they learned so far in his class. T ___________________________________________________
Leo was excited, and ran to Mr. Moffatt to give him the world’s biggest bear hug for letting him do that! Write the adverb from each sentence on the line provided - Not every sentence has an adverb: 213. Our class rarely has homework. ________________
Mrs. Moffatt swam frantically to the shore. ________________
My dad always eats bagels on Fridays. ________________
The giraffe at the zoo eats leaves. ______________
Justin and Jordan fight daily. _______________
ADVERB Section: 218. What letters do most adverbs tend to end with? __________ 219. What four (4) questions do adverbs answer? __________, _________, ___________, __________________
220. Change the adjective “happy” to its adverb form: ______________
221. What three (3) parts of speech do adverbs describe? _________, _________, _________
222. How many words at a time can an adverb be? __________
223. Use the sentence to answer the next set of questions: “Andrea always hugs her sister Jessica.”
What is the adverb in the sentence? __________
What word does it describe (or would draw back to)? _________
What question does it use to answer how it describes that word? _____________
For each of the following example sentences, write the type of sentence it is using a word from the list of choices (You will use each word/term ONLY ONE time):
; compound – Comma-conjunction compound - ; , compound – compound-complex 224. Theda loves language arts; however, she loves horses more. __________________________
225. Steve likes Lexi; he has liked her FOREVER. _____________________
226. Because Kelly has a sister, he understands girls well. __________________
227. When will we leave for the game? ____________________
228. I like to eat food from Taco Bell. ____________________ 229. Run to first base. __________________
230. Run to first base! __________________
231. Although this test is hard, you will do well, and you will learn more language arts skills.________________
232. Taco Bell’s food tastes great, but Jack in the Box’s meaty burritos are the BEST. ____________________
233. Water is the liquid of life! _________________ For each of the adjectives below, change them into their correct form when using that word to compare two people or things and to compare two or more people or things: Comparing Two People/ThingsComparing More than Two People or Things
Ex. tough tougher toughest
Ex. difficult more difficult most difficult 234. bouncy __________________ _________________________
237. fun __________________ _________________________ Matching: For each of the sentences, place the letter of the correct type of sentence that it best fits; place the letter on the line after the sentence (You will use each letter ONLY ONE time!): 238. The boy cried like a baby. ______ A. personification
239. Mr. Moffatt is Elvis. ______ B. onomatopoeia
240. The short, pudgy boy cried. _______ C. simile
241. Sammie sang a song in Smithville, South Dakota. _____ D. imagery
242. The blood oozed six inches into the yellow rug. ______ E. double-adjective
243. The jumbo shrimp was delicious. _________ F. hyperbole
244. He nearly jumped a mile when the girl screamed. ______ G. metaphor
245. The wind whooshed in the night. ______ H. alliteration
246. The test said, “Do your best, little boys and girls.” ______ I. oxymoron For each of the sentences below, choose from the list of literature elements to tell how it fits a story - YOU WILL USE EACH CHOICE ONLY ONCE! Plot – Setting – Theme - 1st Person Pt. of View - 3rd Person Pt. of View – Conflict – Protagonist – Antagonist - Climax –
Symbolism - Compare/Contrast 247. The story takes place in 1994 in Laramie, Wyoming. ____________________
248. The message is “Do the right thing.” ____________________
249. The boy’s dog jumped the fence; the family has to find it. ____________________
250. What a story is about from beginning to end…a summary. _________________
251. Stacey is the main character in a story about girl drama. _________________
252. The author is not a character in the story. __________________
253. Right near the end of the story, a dog survives a scary attack by a cougar. ___________
254. The author is the main character in the story. ____________________
255. In the story, Ralph steals the boy’s dog. Ralph is the character going against the boy. ______________
256. Bob and Sam both have brown eyes, but only one wears glasses. ___________________
257. Mr. Moffatt’s “OU” magnet represents “family” or “Mrs. Moffatt”. ________________
Short answer: 258. What two (2) punctuation marks are used after interjections? ___________, _________
259. What are the two (2) reasons to use a semicolon? _____________, __________________
260. A phrase at the beginning of a sentence that is NOT a sentence by itself is called a(n)