Common Core: 6th Grade English Language Arts : Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.6.2

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Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

We are going to go with Caroline David's wife to the grocery store after dinner. 

We are going to go with Caroline David's wife, to the grocery store after dinner. 

We are going to go with Caroline, David's wife, to the grocery store after dinner. 

We are going to go with Caroline David's wife to the grocery store, after dinner. 

Correct answer:

We are going to go with Caroline, David's wife, to the grocery store after dinner. 

Explanation:

A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

"David's wife" is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element- we don't need this information to understand the sentence. Thus, the correct answer is "We are going to go with Caroline, David's wife, to the grocery store after dinner. "

Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

Alison needed new soccer cleats, which were expensive. 

Alison needed new soccer cleats which were expensive. 

Alison needed new, soccer cleats, which were expensive. 

Alison needed, new soccer cleats, which were expensive. 

Correct answer:

Alison needed new soccer cleats, which were expensive. 

Explanation:

A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

"Which were expensive" is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. It extra information that we didn't need to understand the main point of the sentence. 

Example Question #2 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

It is important, as I've said many times, to always tell the truth. 

It is important, as I've said, many times to always tell the truth. 

It is important as I've said many times, to always tell the truth. 

It is important as I've said many times to always tell the truth. 

Correct answer:

It is important, as I've said many times, to always tell the truth. 

Explanation:

A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

"As I've said many times" is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don't need the information to understand the sentence. 

Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element. 

Possible Answers:

His best friend who played the saxophone in middle school enjoyed the symphony.

His best friend, who played the saxophone in middle school enjoyed the symphony. 

His best friend, who played the saxophone in middle school, enjoyed the symphony.

His, best friend, who played the saxophone in middle school, enjoyed the symphony.

Correct answer:

His best friend, who played the saxophone in middle school, enjoyed the symphony.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: His best friend, who played the saxophone in middle school, enjoyed the symphony.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

“who played saxophone in middle school” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

The town located in southern Michigan, has many historic buildings.

The, town located in southern Michigan has many historic, buildings.

The town, located in southern Michigan, has many historic buildings.

The town, located in southern Michigan has many historic buildings.

Correct answer:

The town, located in southern Michigan, has many historic buildings.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: The town, located in southern Michigan, has many historic buildings.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “located in southern Michigan” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence.

 

Example Question #2 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

The students ran onto the playground, which was covered in snow.

The students ran onto, the playground, which was covered in snow.

The students ran onto the playground which was covered, in snow.

The students, ran onto the playground, which was covered in snow.

Correct answer:

The students ran onto the playground, which was covered in snow.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: The students ran onto the playground, which was covered in snow.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “which was covered in snow” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

Marvin said that Utah, where he grew up, would be a great place to visit.

Marvin said that Utah where he grew up, would be a great place to visit.

Marvin said, that Utah where he grew up, would be a great place to visit.

Marvin said that Utah, where he grew up would, be a great place to visit.

Correct answer:

Marvin said that Utah, where he grew up, would be a great place to visit.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: Marvin said that Utah, where he grew up, would be a great place to visit.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “where he grew up” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence.

 

 

Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

My uncle who is seven feet tall, played basketball in college.

My uncle who is seven feet tall played basketball, in college.

My uncle, who is seven feet tall, played basketball in college.

My uncle who is seven, feet tall, played in basketball in college. 

Correct answer:

My uncle, who is seven feet tall, played basketball in college.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: My uncle, who is seven feet tall, played basketball in college.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “who is seven feet tall” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence. 

 

 

Example Question #1 : Capitalization, Punctuation, And Spelling: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2

Select the answer that correctly uses commas to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

Karen, has been dating Justin, her boyfriend for over a year.

Karen has been dating Justin, her boyfriend, for over a year.

Karen has been dating Justin, her boyfriend for over a year.

Karen has been dating Justin her boyfriend, for over a year.

Correct answer:

Karen has been dating Justin, her boyfriend, for over a year.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: Karen has been dating Justin, her boyfriend, for over a year.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “her boyfriend” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence. 

 

Example Question #1 : Use Punctuation To Set Off Nonrestrictive/Parenthetical Elements: Ccss.Ela Literacy.L.6.2.A

Select the answer that correctly uses parentheses to set off a non-restrictive or parenthetical element.

Possible Answers:

It is not necessary as I’ve (said many times) to take notes during the video.

It is not necessary (as I’ve said many times) to take notes during the video.

It is (not necessary) as I’ve said many times to take notes during the video.

It is not necessary as I’ve said many times to take notes (during the video).

Correct answer:

It is not necessary (as I’ve said many times) to take notes during the video.

Explanation:

Correct Answer: It is not necessary (as I’ve said many times) to take notes during the video.

Explanation: A non-restrictive or parenthetical element is a part of a sentence that can be removed without changing the sentence’s meaning. The sentence would still make sense without the parenthetical element.

In this case, “as I’ve said many times” is the non-restrictive or parenthetical element. We don’t need this information to understand the sentence.

 

 

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