6th Grade Reading : Grammar

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 6th Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Grammar

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

The dogs ran several laps around the yard. 

Possible Answers:

several

dogs

around

yard

Correct answer:

around

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 dogs ran several laps around the yard

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

Example Question #6 : 6th Grade Reading

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

Can you hear the students talking outside of the classroom? 

Possible Answers:

students

talking

hear

outside

Correct answer:

outside

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:

Can you hear the students talking outside of the classroom

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

Example Question #2 : Grammar

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

He was not prepared for the pop quiz this morning. 

Possible Answers:

Wasn't

Waso't

Wasnot

Was'ot 

Correct answer:

Wasn't

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 "not" the apostrophe replaces the "o". 

Was not  Wasn't 

Example Question #3 : Grammar

Which is a complete sentence? 

Possible Answers:

Eating vegetables. 

The dog was laying in the flowerbed. 

Because the roads were very wet and slippery, not to mention curvy. 

Describes the style of the farmer.

Correct answer:

The dog was laying in the flowerbed. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. Also, a complete sentence will have both a subject and a verb. 

Let's look at our choices:

"Describes the style of the farmer." This is not a complete thought because after reading this sentence you are left with the question of, What describes the style of the farmer? This sentence fragment is missing the subject. 

"Eating vegetables." Again, this is not a complete thought because after reading this sentence you are left with the question of, What about eating vegetables? This sentence fragment is missing the subject. 

"Because the roads were very wet and slippery, not to mention curvy." Again, this is not a complete thought because after reading this sentence you are left with the question of, Because what?. This sentence fragment is missing the subject. 

"The dog was laying in the flowerbed. " This is a complete sentence because it had a subject, "the dog", and a verb, "laying". 

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