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1. Circle all the adverbs in the
I carefully and quietly closed
the door behind me. 1 mark
2. Circle one word to complete the sentence
Bill and Ben played cards _______ waiting
for their dinner.
(a) which (b) while (c) during (d) between 1
3. Complete each sentence with
the most likely punctuation.
Choose from . ? !
(a) Stop or I will shoot
(b) It was snowing yesterday
(c) Do you think it will snow
today 1 mark
4. The sentences below each have an error. The
errors are underlined.
Write the correction, making sure the verb matches
(a) Yesterday Humpty Dumpty fall of a wall.
(b) We had roast chicken and chips every Sunday.
(c) The children play in the park at the moment.
5. Put the teacher’s words into direct
Be careful with the punctuation.
The teacher politely told the children to
close their books.
____________ 2 marks
6. Look at this sentence.
Amy invited Eva, Sam, Sally and Joe to her birthday
(a) What is the name of the punctuation mark used
after Eva and Sam?
___________ 1 mark
(b) Why is this punctuation mark needed in the
7. Complete the sentences below using either
I or me.
(a) Please turn on the TV for ______.
(b) Neither you nor ______ know the answer.
(c) Let’s keep this a secret between you and
(d) Trust _____. I know what I’m doing. 2
8. Write out this sentence putting in all the
punctuation that’s needed.
Come here said Miss Jones and wait
9. Complete the sentence below
with a contraction that makes sense.
If I were you, I ___________
touch that cable. It might be live!
10. Add a suffix to the underlined word
to make it an adjective.
I think you’re making a dread_____
11. Add a prefix to the underlined word
to make the opposite meaning.
Don’t be so ___happy. Everything’s
going to be all right.
12. Underline the subordinate clause in each sentence below.
(a) Although we tried our hardest, we didn’t quite make it.
(b) Do you know to whom this book belongs?
(c) After drinking his hot chocolate, Sam went off to bed.
(d) Mum asked Dad to turn up the heating because it got quite
(e) We turned on the alarm before leaving for the cinema.
Rewrite these sentences, changing them
from the active to the passive voice.
(a) Charles Dickens wrote ‘Oliver Twist’.
(b) Nobody gave the correct answers.
2. Add a subordinate clause to each of the
(a) Ben’s Auntie Susan lives in Dover.
(b) We walked, _______________, all the way
to the park.
3. Insert a comma and a semi-colon to
clarify the meaning of this sentence.
I’m going to have chicken chips and peas
you can have whatever you want.
4. Label each of the underlined nouns
below as common, proper, abstract or
As we pulled out of Dover, there was
great excitement as the children
watched a school of dolphins frolic
around the ferry.
5. Underline the adjectives in the sentence
below which should be hyphenated?
That cross eyed baboon is really vicious and
6. Add a prefix to the underlined words in these
sentences so that they make sense.
(a) Susan’s cupcakes are quite resist.
(b) Billy couldn’t hide his happiness when he failed
(c) Moving a pawn backwards is legitimate in chess.
(d) That watch must be faulty. The second hand is
7. Explain why a colon has been used in the
There’s only one thing I have to say to you:
8. Add the word that completes the
sentence below correctly.
After _________ had my dinner, I
watched TV for while. 1 mark
9. Hyphenate the adjective where
required in the sentence below.
You can’t drive down that narrow road;
anyway, it’s a one way street.