MAP 4th Grade Language Arts : Understand and Edit for Grammar

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Example Question #1 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the word that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

She has a brother __________ is training for the olympics. 

Possible Answers:

he

which

who

that 

Correct answer:

who

Explanation:

The correct answer is "who". She has a brother who is training for the olympics.  

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall a few grammar rules:

"Who" normally refers to people. "Which" and "that" normally refer to groups of things. "He" is a pronoun that does not fit in this blank because the he would be referring to the brother, who was just mentioned in the word previous.  

Example Question #2 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the word that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

Jessica is the only student in the class __________  received an A on the quiz. 

Possible Answers:

that

who

she

which

Correct answer:

who

Explanation:

The correct answer is "who". Jessica is the only student in the class who  received an A on the quiz.  

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall a few grammar rules:

"Who" normally refers to people. "Which" and "that" normally refer to groups of things.  "She" is a pronoun that does not fit in this blank because a pronoun should not be used in this place of the sentence. 

Example Question #3 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the word that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

Megan does not like to ride in cars __________ are very fast. 

Possible Answers:

that

which

she

who

Correct answer:

that

Explanation:

The correct answer is "that". Megan does not like to ride in cars that are very fast. 

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall a few grammar rules:

"Who" normally refers to people. "Which" and "that" normally refer to groups of things."Which" is used before a sentence clause that is extra information, or not essential to the point of the sentence. "That" is used before a sentence clause that is needed to understand the point of the sentence. "She" is a pronoun that does not fit in this blank because a pronoun should not be used in this place of the sentence. 

For this sentence, the clause that follows the "that" is important to understand the complete thought of the sentence. Knowing that it's cars that go very fast that Megan doesn't like to ride in is important information to understand the complete point of the sentence. Without the clause that comes after the "that" we would assume that Megan doesn't like to ride in any cars, and that is not correct. 

Example Question #4 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the word that correctly completes the sentence provided. 

Howard doesn't like any food ___________ has nuts. 

Possible Answers:

he

who

that

which

Correct answer:

that

Explanation:

The correct answer is "that". Howard doesn't like any food that has nuts. 

To answer this question correctly, we need to recall a few grammar rules:

"Who" normally refers to people. "Which" and "that" normally refer to groups of things."Which" is used before a sentence clause that is extra information, or not essential to the point of the sentence. "That" is used before a sentence clause that is needed to understand the point of the sentence. "He" is a pronoun that does not fit in this blank because a pronoun should not be used in this place of the sentence. 

For this sentence, the clause that follows the "that" is important to understand the complete thought of the sentence. Without the information that comes after the "that" we would assume that Howard doesn't like any type of food, which is not the correct message that the sentence is relaying. 

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