Name Proofreading 7.1 Proofreading: Compound Words and Abbreviations > Read the passage. Circle the best answer to each question. A Special Birthday (1) This year my grandmother turned 90 years old. (2) My family wanted to celebrate her birthday. (2) My grandmother lives in a faraway city in Chile. (3) Chile is a country in South America. (4) So we had to take an airplane to get there. (5) It took us twelve hours to fly to Chile! (6) My grandmother’s friend, mr Cristos, met us at the airport. (7) He drove us to her home on Pedro Ave. (8) My grandmother was so happy to see us! (9) We had her birthday party the next after noon. (10) We all celebrated until the daylight started to fade. 1. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 6? a. Capitalize the letter m in mr. b. Add a period after mr. c. Capitalize the letter m and add a period after mr. d. Make no change. 2. What change, if any, should be made in sentence 9? a. Change birthday to birth day. b. Change birthday party to birthdayparty. c. Change after noon to afternoon. d. Make no change. > What else do you think the narrator’s family did at the birthday party? Write two sentences. Use a spelling word in each sentence. Grade 3 Printable © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.