Sentence Fragments And Run-on Sentences Quiz

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  • 1. 
    Select the reasons why the sentence is incorrect:When my phone vibrated. 
    • A. 

      It is an independent clause being used as a sentence

    • B. 

      It is a sentence fragment

    • C. 

      It is a dependent clause being used as a sentence

    • D. 

      It is a run-on sentence

  • 2. 
    Select the grammatically correct version:
    • A. 

      The cat is lost Jenny went looking for her.

    • B. 

      The cat is lost, and Jenny went looking for her.

    • C. 

      The cat is lost and Jenny went looking for her.

    • D. 

      The cat is lost, Jenny went looking for her.

  • 3. 
    Is the statement true or false?The length of a sentence determines if it is a run-on sentence or not.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Select what is wrong with the sentence:She seemed to like the show, we should go see the show too. 
    • A. 

      It is a run-on sentence

    • B. 

      It is an independent clause

    • C. 

      There is a comma splice

    • D. 

      There is nothing wrong

  • 5. 
    What could be done to fix the run-on sentence?James caught a cold, buy him some medicine. 
    • A. 

      Remove the comma

    • B. 

      Replace the comma with a semicolon

    • C. 

      Replace the comma with a colon

  • 6. 
    Choose the most grammatically correct sentence:
    • A. 

      The water is calm, we should go swimming.

    • B. 

      The water is calm we should go swimming.

    • C. 

      The water is calm; we should go swimming.

  • 7. 
    What is wrong with the sentence?After I came back from vacation, I had to fix my car.
    • A. 

      It is a run-on sentence

    • B. 

      It is a sentence fragment

    • C. 

      It is a comma splice

    • D. 

      There is nothing wrong

  • 8. 
    Choose what could be done to fix the sentence:Sarah studies in the library Chuck studies in his dorm room.
    • A. 

      Put a semicolon after "library"

    • B. 

      Put a comma after "library"

    • C. 

      Put a period after "library"

    • D. 

      The sentence is grammatically correct

  • 9. 
    Choose what could be done to fix the sentence:While Mary was at the movies. 
    • A. 

      Remove the word "While"

    • B. 

      Combine the sentence with another sentence for clarification

    • C. 

      Replace the period with an exclamation mark

    • D. 

      The sentence is grammatically correct

  • 10. 
    Choose what is wrong with the sentence:I stepped in mud, so I will have to clean my shoes later. 
    • A. 

      It is a run-on sentence

    • B. 

      There is a comma splice

    • C. 

      It is a sentence fragment

    • D. 

      There is nothing wrong with the sentence