MAP 2nd Grade Language Arts : Understand and Edit for Grammar

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Example Question #1 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the sentence that has the correct punctuation. 

Possible Answers:

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread 

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread 

Correct answer:

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

Explanation:

A sentence needs to end with some form of punctuation, either a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The two choices that don't end with a punctuation mark are not correct. Also, each sentence contains a list of items, "eggs, milk, and bread". When we have a list of three or more items, a comma needs to go between the items in a list. 

The correct answer is, "I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread."

Example Question #2 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

Each kid on the team. 

Each happy kid on the team. 

Each and every kid on the team. 

Each kid on the team played. 

Correct answer:

Each kid on the team played. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "Each kid on the team played." The subject is "kid" and the verb is "played". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

Example Question #3 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

The very happy students in the class. 

The class and the students. 

The students in the class. 

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

Correct answer:

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. " The subject is "students" and the verb is "learned". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

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