5 Ways To Fix A Run-on Sentence

8 Questions | Total Attempts: 111

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Run On Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

This is a simple review of fixing run-on sentences.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Use a semicolon  My mother retired from the Navy last year she is writing a book about her experiences.
  • 2. 
    Coordinating Conjunction      Jennifer mowed the grass this morning tonight she will water the flowers and bushes.
  • 3. 
    Semicolon + conjunctive adverb   The small girl was lost she was crying and looking for her mother.
  • 4. 
    Two Sentences      Mrs. Johnson inherited a large sum of money from his uncle he can buy a new car now.
  • 5. 
    Subordinating Conjunction      Manuel and Maria worked very hard on their project  they felt they deserved a high grade.
  • 6. 
    Can you now recognize a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 7. 
    Can you now name at least two ways to fix a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

  • 8. 
    Given what you learned today, how can you apply it to your own writing?
    • A. 

      I can check my writing and look for this kind of mistake. When I find it, I can fix it.

    • B. 

      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.

    • C. 

      When writing, I can begin to think more carefully about where I put commas and what I am using them for.

    • D. 

      All of the above