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Start the school year with a grammar test from 1912
August 29, 2017

August 29, 2017
O'Brien FamilyDear,

We went to the Minnesota State Fair yesterday and enjoyed the rides and the food. In this photo, Alice is happily holding a bag of mini donuts, her favorite treat.

In today's lesson, you'll get to take a grammar test that was given to 8th graders in 1912. I hope you enjoy it!

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth O'Brien

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1912 Grammar Test for 8th Graders

Would you pass this grammar test that 8th graders were given in 1912? Take the test and check your answers here!

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    1. How many parts of speech are there? Define each.

    2. Define proper noun; common noun. Name the properties of a noun.

    3. What is a personal pronoun? Decline I.

    4. What properties have verbs?

    5. "William struck James." Change the voice of the verb.

    6. Adjectives have how many degrees of comparison? Compare good; wise; beautiful.

    7. Diagram: The Lord loveth a cheerful giver.

    8. Parse all the words in the following sentences: John ran over the bridge. Helen's parents love her.

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