ELA Drills, Intermediate: Punctuation and Capitalization 3

ELA Drills, Intermediate: Punctuation and Capitalization 3. Which sentence uses parentheses correctly?

6th GradeELA Drills
Elementary and Middle School6th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

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00:23

able to cut it out and still have a fully functioning sentence if losing the [Man chopping sentence]

00:27

parentheses means getting a garbage sentence well then the whole sentence

00:31

should be thrown out not even recycled.....

00:33

let's clip the parentals out of these choices and see which ones still has a

00:38

leg to stand on Starting with A - if we remove the parenthetical

00:41

here we're left with Jake's house which was really had the best pool in the [Jake with at a swimming pool]

00:47

world pretty awful excuse for a sentence no matter how many water slides Jake's

00:51

pool has so A is out...out what about C without the parenthetical we get Martin's friend

00:56

by a shark was a great dancer this sentence mean that Martin's friend is standing beside

01:01

a shark and also a great dancer? [Martin's friend dancing near a shark]

01:06

Something's not right C is out what about D well.. once we chuck this parenthetical we're

01:11

left with Clarissa explained it all didn't even if explain it all happens

01:16

to be Clarissa's nickname it would not be a great nickname and we would not have a

01:19

great sentence so D is out.... What about B here we have Kevin grew up to be a great

01:23

chef oh my goodness we actually have an OK sentence Kevin grew up to be a great

01:27

chef and now one's talking about how he ate ants as a kid [Kevin working as a chef]

01:32

except us....To be fair Kevin wants people

01:36

to stop talking about his ant-guzzling past, he should probably chuck all the

01:39

evidence in the ocean where only the fish will know his secret [Kevin throws evidence into ocean]