MAP 2nd Grade Language Arts : Language

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Example Question #1 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the sentence that has the correct punctuation. 

Possible Answers:

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs milk and bread 

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread 

Correct answer:

I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread. 

Explanation:

A sentence needs to end with some form of punctuation, either a period, question mark, or exclamation mark. The two choices that don't end with a punctuation mark are not correct. Also, each sentence contains a list of items, "eggs, milk, and bread". When we have a list of three or more items, a comma needs to go between the items in a list. 

The correct answer is, "I went to the store to get eggs, milk, and bread."

Example Question #2 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

Each happy kid on the team. 

Each kid on the team. 

Each and every kid on the team. 

Each kid on the team played. 

Correct answer:

Each kid on the team played. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "Each kid on the team played." The subject is "kid" and the verb is "played". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

Example Question #3 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

The class and the students. 

The students in the class. 

The very happy students in the class. 

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

Correct answer:

The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. 

Explanation:

A complete sentence expresses a complete thought. The sentence needs to have a subject and a verb. The only sentence that is a complete thought and has both a subject and a verb is "The students in the class learned about the rainforest today. " The subject is "students" and the verb is "learned". The other answer choices are sentence fragments, meaning they do not express a complete thought. 

Example Question #1 : Language

Select the correct word to fill in the blank. 

The cat __________ on the step. 

Possible Answers:

were

are

am

is

Correct answer:

is

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about one cat, we know this because the sentence says "the cat". Because we are only talking about one cat, "were" and "are" are not correct because we would use those words to talk about more than one cat. The word "am" is used with the pronoun "I", so that is not correct. The correct answer is "is". 

"The cat is on the step."

Example Question #2 : Language

Select the correct word to fill in the blank. 

I ________ hungry. 

Possible Answers:

am

were

has 

is

Correct answer:

am

Explanation:

This sentence is talking about one person, the pronoun "I". The only choice that goes with the word "I" is "am". "Is" and "has" goes with the pronouns "she" and "he". "Were" goes with a group of people, like "they". 

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