MAP 3rd Grade Language Arts : Understanding and Editing for Mechanics

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Example Question #1 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

In the sentence provided, which word should be capitalized? 

My family decided to spend christmas with our friend Megan in Colorado. 

Possible Answers:

friend 

family 

spend

christmas 

Correct answer:

christmas 

Explanation:

The sentence provided talks about a holiday, Christmas. Holidays need to be capitalized, thus "christmas" is the correct answer. 

Example Question #2 : Understanding And Editing For Mechanics

In the sentence provided, which word should be capitalized? 

This year we are going to go to brunch to celebrate Mother's day. 

Possible Answers:

we

brunch

day

year

Correct answer:

day

Explanation:

The sentence provided talks about a holiday, Mother's Day. Holidays need to be capitalized, thus "day" is the correct answer. 

Example Question #1 : Mechanics

Select the sentence that is free of errors. 

Possible Answers:

All of the grocery stores were closed on Thanksgiving. 

I went to the grocery store to buy bread water, and soda. 

Sara slept in latest than her brother. 

Yesterday I went running 

Correct answer:

All of the grocery stores were closed on Thanksgiving. 

Explanation:

The sentence that is free of errors is, "All of the grocery stores were closed on Thanksgiving."

Let's look at the other choices:

"I went to the grocery store to buy bread water, and soda." This sentence is not correct because it should have a comma between "bread" and "water" because it's a list. 

"Sara slept in latest than her brother." The word "latest" is not the correct word choice. Because the sentence is comparing two people, Sara and her brother, we should use the word "louder" because "er" is added to the adjective when two people are being compared and "est" is added when more than two people are being compared.

"Yesterday I went running" This sentence is not correct because there is no ending punctuation. This sentence should end with a period. 

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