Comma splice sentence quiz trivia test. Many inexperienced writers run two independent clauses together by using a comma instead of a period which leads to formation of a comma splice. Do you know how to identify a comma splice in the sentences provided in the quiz below? Best way to find out is to take the quiz and find out!
Questions and Answers
Semicolon + conjunctive adverb
The small girl was lost in the shopping mall, she was crying and looking for her mother.
Use a semicolon
My mother retired from the Navy last year, she is writing a book about her experiences.
Jennifer mowed the grass this morning, tonight she will water the flowers and bushes.
Mrs. Johnson inherited a large sum of money from his uncle, he can buy a new car now.
Manuel and Maria worked very hard on their project, they felt they deserved a high grade.
Can you now recognize a comma splice?
Can you now name at least two ways to fix a comma splice?
Given what you learned today, how can you apply it to your own writing?
I can check my writing and look for this kind of mistake. When I find it, I can fix it.
I can ask my professor if I make this mistake and if I do, I can look at my writing and try and find examples. Then, I can fix them.
When writing, I can begin to think more carefully about where I put commas and what I am using them for.
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