Commas: Compound Sentences

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TThis quiz will give you the opportunity to test your knowledge of comma usage in compound sentences.


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  • 1. 

    Identify the segment of sentence with the mistake:

    • A.

      Without leaving school early,

    • B.

      I don't know how

    • C.

      I will make it in time but

    • D.

      I will try.

    Correct Answer
    C. I will make it in time but
    Explanation
    "I don't know how I will make it in time." and "I will try." are complete sentences. When you joing two complete sentences together, you need to use a , (comma) and a conjunction (but.)

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  • 2. 

    Identify the segment of sentence with the mistake:

    • A.

      Jamal wanted to buy the shoes for practice so

    • B.

      He asked his mother for the money

    • C.

      Before Thursday, January

    • D.

      12, 2009.

    Correct Answer
    A. Jamal wanted to buy the shoes for practice so
    Explanation
    "Jamal wanted to buy the shoes for practice." is a complete sentence joined together with "He asked his mother for the money before Thursday, January 12, 2009." When you join two complete sentences together, you need to use both a , (comma) and a conjunction (so.)

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  • 3. 

    Identify the segment of sentence with the mistake:

    • A.

      Northern Louisiana

    • B.

      Has a different culture than Southern

    • C.

      Louisiana and that makes this

    • D.

      An interesting state.

    Correct Answer
    C. Louisiana and that makes this
    Explanation
    The segment of the sentence with the mistake is "Louisiana and that makes this". The correct sentence should be "Northern Louisiana has a different culture from Southern Louisiana, and that makes this an interesting state." The mistake is the use of "than" instead of "from" to indicate the comparison between the cultures of Northern and Southern Louisiana.

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  • 4. 

    Identify the segment of sentence with the mistake:

    • A.

      The puppy

    • B.

      Ate the bone

    • C.

      You gave

    • D.

      It and it still wanted more.

    Correct Answer
    D. It and it still wanted more.
    Explanation
    The segment "it and it still wanted more" is incorrect because it creates redundancy and repetition. The word "it" is unnecessary and can be omitted to make the sentence grammatically correct and more concise. Therefore, the correct sentence would be "The puppy ate the bone you gave and still wanted more."

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  • 5. 

    Identify the segment of sentence with the mistake:

    • A.

      I don't really like

    • B.

      To watch television but

    • C.

      Sometimes I have nothing better to do

    • D.

      After school.

    Correct Answer
    B. To watch television but
    Explanation
    The segment "to watch television but" is incorrect because it creates a sentence fragment. The phrase "I don't really like" is an independent clause, but "to watch television but" does not complete the thought. It should be followed by a verb or a dependent clause to form a complete sentence.

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