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Common Core English Language ELA

Subjects : common-core, english
Instructions:
  • Answer 50 questions in 15 minutes.
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1. A word that connects two or more words or sentences






2. A quality that is part of a character's personality






3. The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words






4. Punctuation used to show excitement or emotion - placed at the end of a sentence






5. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the future tense of 'to have' with the past tense form of a verb






6. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the past tense of 'to have' with the past tense of a verb






7. A word that links objects (generally nouns or pronouns) to other words in a sentence






8. Words an author chooses when writing






9. The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words






10. Words that are spelled the same but have more than one meaning






11. Descriptive language that is not used literally and creates an image in the reader's mind






12. The form of a verb that tells you when the action takes place






13. The basic word part that another word is made of - when an affix is added






14. A sentence with one subject and at least one predicate






15. To make corrections and changes in a draft






16. Words spoken by the actors in a drama






17. Correcting and changing a text in order to improve it






18. The position from which a story is told; also the attitude or perspective of the author






19. A book or set of books that gives facts about many topics






20. A statement that cannot be proven. It communicates someone's feeling or judgment.






21. A word that links objects (generally nouns or pronouns) to other words in a sentence






22. The opening section or paragraph of an essay or a report






23. A form of a verb used to describe actions that have already been completed






24. A group of letters added to the beginning of a root word






25. The order in which things happen in a text






26. A word that has the opposite meaning of another word






27. The plan for an essay or report in list form






28. A form of the perfect tense made by combining the present tense of 'to have' with the past participle of a verb






29. A simple and concrete saying popularly known and repeated






30. Correcting and changing a text in order to improve it






31. The use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences and certain kinds of words






32. A sentence that is missing a subject or a predicate and does not express a complete thought






33. The most basic part of a word - often from Latin or Greek






34. A sentence that tells the main idea of a paragraph






35. Using the correct arrangement of letters when writing a word






36. The location and time in which a story takes place






37. Letters added to the end of a root word that change the meaning of the word






38. The character who tells a story






39. The way a person who lives in a specific geographical area might speak






40. The use of sources - such as books - newspapers - and the Internet - to find information






41. Descriptive language that is not used literally and creates an image in the reader's mind






42. A point of view in which 'he' and 'she' are used - and readers learn much about all characters' thoughts






43. The events that happen in a story






44. The position from which a story is told; also the attitude or perspective of the author






45. The central idea or meaning of a story






46. A word that has the opposite meaning of another word






47. The smallest unit of sound in a word that contains at least a vowel or a vowel and consonant






48. An educated guess about a passsage based on details in the passage - prior knowledge - and common sense






49. A part of a longer word that can stand on its own






50. A form of a verb that describes actions that have not happened yet