Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts : English Grammar and Usage in Writing and Speaking: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1

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Example Question #11 : Common Core: 3rd Grade English Language Arts

Select the answer choice that is a verb 

Possible Answers:

Tim

she

jump

Africa

Correct answer:

jump

Explanation:

A verb is a word that shows an action or occurrence. 

"Jump" is a verb because it shows an action. 

"Tim" and "Africa" are nouns. "Tim" is a person and "Africa" is a place. 

"she" is a pronoun. 

Example Question #1 : English Grammar And Usage In Writing And Speaking: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1

Select the answer choice that is a pronoun 

Possible Answers:

Tim

she

jump

Africa

Correct answer:

she

Explanation:

A pronoun takes the place of a noun. Remember, a noun in a person, place, or thing. 

"She" is a pronoun. 

"Tim" and "Africa" are nouns. "Tim" is a person and "Africa" is a place. 

"Jump" is a verb. 

Example Question #1 : English Grammar And Usage In Writing And Speaking: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1

Select the answer for the plural version of the word below:

Table

Possible Answers:

Table's 

Tables 

Tabls 

Tabless 

Correct answer:

Tables 

Explanation:

"Plural" means to have more than one. For most words, we simply add an "s" to the end of the word to make is plural. These words are known as regular plural nouns. 

"Table" is a regular plural noun, so the correct answer is "tables". 

Example Question #1 : Form And Use Regular And Irregular Plural Nouns: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.B

Select the answer for the plural version of the word below:

Pillow

Possible Answers:

Pillows 

Pillowes 

Pillow's 

Pillowess 

Correct answer:

Pillows 

Explanation:

"Plural" means to have more than one. For most words, we simply add an "s" to the end of the word to make is plural. These words are known as regular plural nouns. 

"Pillow" is a regular plural noun, so the correct answer is "pillows". 

Example Question #1 : English Grammar And Usage In Writing And Speaking: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1

Select the answer choice that is an abstract noun 

Possible Answers:

Sarah

jump

fear

he

Correct answer:

fear

Explanation:

An abstract noun is an idea, concept, quality, or feelings. An abstract noun is not an actual object or thing. 

"Fear" is an abstract noun. It is a feeling. 

"Jump" is a verb. 

"He" is a pronoun. 

"Sarah" is a noun. 

Example Question #1 : Language

Select the answer choice that is an abstract noun 

Possible Answers:

run

she

beauty 

Drew

Correct answer:

beauty 

Explanation:

An abstract noun is an idea, concept, quality, or feelings. An abstract noun is not an actual object or thing. 

"beauty" is an abstract noun. It is a quality. 

"run" is a verb. 

"she" is a pronoun. 

"Drew" is a noun. 

Example Question #1 : Form And Use Regular And Irregular Verbs: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1.D

Select the answer choice that is a verb 

Possible Answers:

run

Eric

I

Florida 

Correct answer:

run

Explanation:

A verb is a word that shows an action or occurrence. 

"Run" is a verb because it shows an action. 

"Florida" and "Eric" are nouns. "Eric" is a person and "Florida" is a place. 

"I" is a pronoun. 

Example Question #1 : Language

Select the answer choice that is a verb 

Possible Answers:

walk

Florida

he

happy

Correct answer:

walk

Explanation:

A verb is a word that shows an action or occurrence. 

"Walk" is a verb because it shows an action. 

"Florida" is a noun.

"He" is a pronoun. 

"Happy" is an adjective

Example Question #1 : Language

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

Jake and David complain about the amount of math homework. 

Possible Answers:

will complain

No change

complained

complaining 

Correct answer:

complained

Explanation:

Past tense tell us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

complain  complained 

Example Question #2 : English Grammar And Usage In Writing And Speaking: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.3.1

Select the answer that replaces the underlined verb in the sentence below with the correct past tense verb. 

I walk to school. 

Possible Answers:

will walk

walking 

walked

No change

Correct answer:

walked

Explanation:

Past tense tell us about something that happened in the past. 

For most verbs, we add "ed" to the end of the verb to make it past tense. 

walk  walked 

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