Grammar Attack! - Ms. Pappas' Class

Grammar Attack! - Ms. Pappas' Class

Grammar Attack! A Review Game with Punctuation Double Negatives Capitalization Modifiers

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED CORRECTLY? 1. THE DOG RAN AWAY; NO ONE EVER FOUND IT. 2. THE DOG RAN AWAY, NO ONE EVER FOUND IT.

Answer: 1. The dog ran away; no one ever found it. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED

CORRECTLY? 1. I CANT SEE TIMS CAR, I THINK THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT. 2. I CANT SEE TIMS CAR: I THINK THERE WAS AN ACCIDENT. Answer:

2. I cant see Tims car: I think there was an accident. WHICH SENTENCE IS CORRECTLY PUNCTUATED? 1. MANY AWARDSTHE OSCAR, THE GOLDEN GLOBE, AND THE EMMYWERE GIVEN OUT

LAST WEEK. 2. MANY AWARDS, THE OSCAR, THE GOLDEN GLOBE, AND THE EMMY, WERE GIVEN OUT LAST WEEK. Answer: 1. Many awardsthe Oscar, the

Golden Globe, and the Emmy were given out last week. WHERE DOES THE QUESTION MARK GO FOR THE FOLLOWING QUOTE? DID SHE SAY, TURN IN YOUR

WORK Answer: Outside of the quotes!!! Did she say, Turn in your work?

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED CORRECTLY? 1. I HAVE TO BUY ORANGES, BANANAS, AND APPLES, BUT I FORGOT MY COUPONS! 2. I HAVE TO BUY ORANGES, BANANAS, AND APPLES; BUT I FORGOT MY COUPONS!

Answer: 2. I have to buy oranges, bananas, and apples; but I forgot my coupons! WHERE DOES THE QUESTION

MARK GO WITH THE QUOTE? JEDIDIAH INQUIRED, WHAT DAY IS THE PROJECT DUE Answer: Inside the quote!! Jedidiah inquired, What day is

the project due? WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED CORRECTLY? 1. THE LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS ON TUESDAYS.

2. THE LADIES BOOK CLUB MEETS ON TUESDAYS. Answer: 2. The ladies book club meets on Tuesdays.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT SENTENCE. 1. SUNDAY MORNING IS ON SONGS ABOUT JANE BY MAROON 5. 2. SUNDAY MORNING IS ON SONGS ABOUT JANE BY MAROON 5.

Answer: 2. Sunday Morning is on Songs about Jane by Maroon 5. CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE:

I (HAVE, DONT HAVE) BUT EIGHT DOLLARS. Answer: I HAVE but eight dollars. CHOOSE THE CORRECT

WORD TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: HER ADVICE IS HARDLY (EVER, NEVER) BAD. Answer: Her advice is hardly EVER bad.

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED CORRECTLY? 1. DAYS TURNED INTO YEARS THE YEARS SEEMED ENDLESS. 2. DAYS TURNED INTO YEARS, AND THE YEARS

SEEMED ENDLESS. Answer: 2. Days turned into years, and the years seemed endless. CHOOSE THE CORRECT

WORD TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: SHE (IS, IS NOT) BARELY OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE HER LICENSE. Answer:

She IS barely old enough to have her license. WHICH OF THE TWO SENTENCES IS PUNCTUATED CORRECTLY? 1. SHE ALWAYS ENJOYED SWEETS: CHOCOLATE, MARSHMALLOWS, AND TOFFEE APPLES.

2. SHE ALWAYS ENJOYED SWEETS; CHOCOLATE, MARSHMALLOWS, AND TOFFEE APPLES. Answer: 1. She enjoyed sweets: chocolate, marshmallows, and toffee apples.

WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES IS CORRECT? 1. THE AVE MARIA PLAYED ON THE TITANIC. 2. THE AVE MARIA PLAYED ON THE TITANIC.

Answer: 2. The Ave Maria played on the Titanic. WHICH SENTENCE IS CORRECT?

1. THE MAGNA CARTA WAS SIGNED. 2. THE MAGNA CARTA WAS SIGNED. Answer: 1. The Magna Carta was signed.

CHOOSE THE CORRECT WORD TO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE: YOU (DID, DID NOT) HARDLY FINISH YOUR BEANS.

Answer: You DID hardly finish your beans. Is the following sentence a fragment or run-on? AFTER SPENDING THE ENTIRE MORNING AND

PART OF THE AFTERNOON IN THE GARDEN. Answer: Fragment

Is the following sentence a fragment or a run-on? THERE ARE THREE POSSIBILITIES I DONT LIKE ANY OF THEM.

Answer: Run-on Is the following sentence a fragment or a run-on?

THE GYMNAST ON THE AMERICAN TEAM WHO WON SIX MEDALS. Answer:

Fragment Which sentence is punctuated correctly? 1. I saw a house-I think you would like it-on my way to work

yesterday. 2. I saw a houseI think you would like iton my way to work yesterday. Answer:

2. I SAW A HOUSEI THINK YOU WOULD LIKE ITON MY WAY TO WORK YESTERDAY!! WE NEED DASHES, NOT HYPHENS HERE! Which sentence is punctuated

correctly? 1. only one solution was possible, we must cut our expenses. 2. Only one solution was possible: We must cut our expenses.

Answer: 2. ONLY ONE SOLUTION WAS POSSIBLE: WE MUST CUT OUR EXPENSES WE NEED A COLON TO SHOW

WHAT IS BEING EXPLAINED, AND WE MUST FOLLOW Which sentence is punctuated correctly? 1. When I was halfway through the movie, I thought, When

will this end? 2. When I was halfway through the movie I thought, when will this end? Answer:

1. WHEN I WAS HALFWAY THROUGH THE MOVIE, I THOUGHT, WHEN WILL THIS END? Which sentence is written correctly?

1. Senator Williams visited the Pacific and Atlantic oceans with Commissioner Gordon. 2. Senator Williams visited the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans with commissioner Gordon.

Answer: 1. SENATOR WILLIAMS VISITED THE PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC OCEANS WITH COMMISSIONER GORDON. COMMISSIONER IS USED WITH A NAME; THEREFORE, IT MUST BE CAPITALIZED.

OCEANS IS LOWER-CASE BECAUSE IT IS NOW A THING THAT PACIFIC AND ATLANTIC HAVE IN COMMON. Which sentence is written correctly? 1. She said I read Ray

Bradburys short story The Veldt today in class. 2. She said, I read Ray Bradburys short story The Veldt today in class. Answer:

2. SHE SAID, I READ RAY BRADBURYS SHORT STORY THE VELDT TODAY IN CLASS. QUOTES INSIDE OF OTHER QUOTES NEED TO HAVE THE SINGLE QUOTE AROUND THEM.

Which sentence is written correctly? 1. Reading the menu, Hugh decided to have steak again.

2. My sister dropped in while I was scrubbing the floor with her new baby. Answer: 1. Reading the menu, Hugh

decided to have steak again. This one is correct because the modifier is next to what it is modifying. The other sentence makes it seem like I was scrubbing the floor with an infant.

Which sentence is written correctly? 1. Grinning happily, the prize for first place was accepted. 2. Diving into the pool,

Marion did not even make a splash. Answer: 2. Diving into the pool, Marion did not even make a splash. This is the correct answer because

we know who is diving into the pool. The first option did not state who was grinning happily. Which sentence is written correctly?

1. Reading the directions carefully, the test was quite easy. 2. Complaining loudly, the broken toy was returned to the store.

Answer: Trick question! Both are wrong! (Each one has a dangling modifier).

Which sentence is written correctly? 1. Jumping out of his seat, Milton shouted with surprise. 2. Quacking loudly,

Heather fed the ducks in the park. Answer: 1.Jumping out of his seat, Milton shouted with surprise. The other option makes it seem like

Heather is the one quacking loudly. This option makes it clear that Milton is the one jumping and shouting with surprise.

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