8th Grade Reading : Print Concepts

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for 8th Grade Reading

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

Mark, will you please stop by the store on your way home to pick up milk? 

Possible Answers:

Exclamatory

Interrogative

Imperative

Declarative

Correct answer:

Interrogative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

Mark, will you please stop by the store on your way home to pick up milk? 

This sentence ends in a question mark; thus, this sentence is an interrogative sentence.  

Example Question #1 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

Basketball tryouts start next week. 

Possible Answers:

Interrogative

Declarative

Exclamatory

Imperative

 

Correct answer:

Declarative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

Basketball tryouts start next week. 

This sentence is telling us something, it's telling us that basketball tryouts are next week. A sentence that tells the reader about something is a declarative sentence. 

Example Question #3 : Print Concepts

Select the type of sentence that is provided:

Stop jumping on your bed, you might break something. 

Possible Answers:

Declarative

Interrogative

 

Imperative

Exclamatory

Correct answer:

Imperative

Explanation:

Looking at our answer choices, there are four types of sentences:

  1. declarative sentence is a sentence that tells the reader about something, and it will always end with a period.
  2. An imperative sentence is a sentence that is a command, it tells someone to do something. This type of sentence will end in either a period or an exclamation point. 
  3. An interrogative sentence is a sentence that asks something, it's a question. This type of sentence will always end with a question mark.
  4. An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that shows excitement, surprise, or a strong emotion. This type of sentence will always end with an exclamation point.

Let's look at the sentence from the question:

Stop jumping on your bed, you might break something. 

This sentence is a command. It's telling someone to stop jumping on the bed. Sentences that are commands are called imperative sentences. 

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