5th Grade Reading : Grammar

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 5th Grade Reading

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Grammar

For the sentence provided, select the correct part of speech for the bolded word: 

The basketball player quickly dribbled the ball down the court. 

Possible Answers:

Adjective

Adverb

Noun

Verb

Correct answer:

Adverb

Explanation:

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall the definitions of the parts of speech given in the answer choices:

  • Adverb- An adverb describes a verb, adjective, or adverb. Adverbs usually tell where, when, or how. 
  • Adjective- An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. 
  • Noun- A noun is a person, place, or thing. 
  • Verb- A verb is a word that shows action, an occurrence, or a state of being. 

Let's look at our sentence: 

The basketball player quickly dribbled the ball down the court. 

The word "quickly" is describing "dribbled". Based on our definitions, the word "dribbled" is an action; thus, "dribbled" is a verb. This means that "quickly" is describing a verb, which makes "quickly" an adverb. 

Example Question #2 : Grammar

For the sentence provided, select the correct part of speech for the bolded word: 

The cake that you baked is delicious

Possible Answers:

Adjective

Noun

Adverb

Verb

Correct answer:

Adjective

Explanation:

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall the definitions of the parts of speech given in the answer choices:

  • Adverb- An adverb describes a verb, adjective, or adverb. Adverbs usually tell where, when, or how. 
  • Adjective- An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. 
  • Noun- A noun is a person, place, or thing. 
  • Verb- A verb is a word that shows action, an occurrence, or a state of being. 

Let's look at our sentence: 

The cake that you baked is delicious

The word "delicious" is describing "cake" in our sentence. "Cake" is a thing, which makes "cake" a noun. This means that "delicious" is an adjective because it's describing the noun, "cake". 

Example Question #2 : Grammar

Replace the bolded words in the sentence provided with the correct contraction:

He is going to the hockey game after he finishes his homework. 

Possible Answers:

Hes'

Heis

He'i

He's

Correct answer:

He's

Explanation:

A contraction is the combining, and shortening of two words. Contractions always have an apostrophe the replaces a missing letter, or letters. 

When we combine a word with "is" the apostrophe replaces the "i". 

He is  He's 

Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: