4th Grade Reading : Grammar

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 4th Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Grammar

Select the word from the sentence provided that is a preposition:

The balloons floated above the mailbox.  

Possible Answers:

mailbox

balloons 

floated

above

Correct answer:

above

Explanation:

Prepositions are words that come before a noun or pronoun, and connects it with the rest of the sentence. A Preposition is often referred to as "connecting word". In most cases, prepositions tell time, placement, or movement. 

Let's look at our sentence and identify the nouns and or pronouns:

The balloons floated above the mailbox.

We know that the preposition has to come before one of those nouns, and it will most likely be a time, placement, or movement. "Above" is the choice that falls in that category, and is the correct answer. "Above" is telling the placement of the balloons over the mailbox, connecting "mailbox" to the rest of the sentence. 

Example Question #2 : Grammar

Select the word from the sentence provided that is a preposition:

The dog in the park is very friendly. 

Possible Answers:

very

dog

friendly 

in

park

Correct answer:

in

Explanation:

Prepositions are words that come before a noun or pronoun, and connects it with the rest of the sentence. A Preposition is often referred to as "connecting word". In most cases, prepositions tell time, placement, or movement. 

Let's look at our sentence and identify the nouns and or pronouns:

The dog in the park is very friendly. 

We know that the preposition has to come before one of those nouns, and it will most likely be a time, placement, or movement. "In" is the choice that falls in that category, and is the correct answer. "In" is telling the placement of the dog, connecting "the park" to the rest of the sentence.

Example Question #6 : 4th Grade Reading

Select the word from the sentence provided that is a preposition:

David asked his dad to check for monsters under his bed. 

Possible Answers:

dad

under

his

David

Correct answer:

under

Explanation:

Prepositions are words that come before a noun or pronoun, and connects it with the rest of the sentence. A Preposition is often referred to as "connecting word". In most cases, prepositions tell time, placement, or movement. 

Let's look at our sentence and identify the nouns and or pronouns:

David asked his dad to check for monsters under his bed

We know that the preposition has to come before one of those nouns, and it will most likely be a time, placement, or movement. "Under" is the choice that falls in that category, and is the correct answer. "Under" is telling the placement of the monster, connecting the "bed" to the rest of the sentence.

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