8th Grade Phrases and Clauses - L.8.1 Worksheet & Printable

Which of the following sentences is an infinitive phrase?

A

To make my birthday special, my family threw me a surprise party.

B

My teacher, the one wearing the blue dress, gave us our final yesterday.

C

Mary waited at the bus stop, hoping another would come by.

D

On the side of the road, we saw a perfectly good couch.

Standard: L.8.1

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

What is the correct name for the following collection of words?

washing my very dirty car

A

clause

B

phrase

C

neither

Standard: L.8.1

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Which of the following does the following sentence contain?

The sugar snap peas in my grandfather's garden are wonderful.

A

adverbial clause

B

prepositional phrase

C

dependent clause

D

all of the above

Standard: L.8.1

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Which of the following is an adverbial phrase?

A

Sam washes his car everyday because it is his most prized possession.

B

Martha loves to bake cakes.

C

The dog chases his tail.

Standard: L.8.1

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Which if the following is true of gerunds?

A

They always end in -ly.

B

They always end in -ing.

C

They always end in -ed.

D

They always end in -es.

Standard: L.8.1

Domain: Language

Theme: Conventions of Standard English

Description: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


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