5th Grade Reading : Grammar

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

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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:

Noun

Adjective

Adverb

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:

Noun

Verb

Adverb

Adjective

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 #3 : 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:

He's

He'i

Hes'

Heis

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 

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