Comma Splices & Run-ons

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  • 1. 
    Select all of the following that correctly fix this comma splice: We went to the mall, so we bought some clothes. 
    • A. 

      We went to the mall, we bought some clothes.

    • B. 

      We went to the mall; so we bought some clothes.

    • C. 

      We went to the mall and so we bought some clothes.

    • D. 

      No error

  • 2. 
    Select all of the available choices that correctly fix this comma splice: Penguins are cute, giraffes are cuter.
    • A. 

      Penguins are cute, but giraffes are cuter.

    • B. 

      Penguins are cute; giraffes are cuter.

    • C. 

      Penguins are cute, so giraffes are cuter

    • D. 

      No error

  • 3. 
    Select the following that correctly fixes this comma splice: Some people have a lot of money, others are not as rich. 
    • A. 

      Some people have a lot of money, but others are not as rich.

    • B. 

      Some people have a lot of money; others are not as rich.

    • C. 

      While some people have a lot of money, others are not as rich.

    • D. 

      No error

  • 4. 
    Select all of the following that correctly fix this run-on: Erik needed new shoes he went to the store and bought a few pairs although when he got home he realized he bought the same two!
    • A. 

      Erik needed new shoes, so he went to the store and bought a few pairs; although, when he got home, he realized he bought the same two!

    • B. 

      Erik needed new shoes he went to the store and bought a few pairs. Although, when he got home, he realized he bought the same two.

    • C. 

      Erik needed new shoes, so he went to the store and bought a few pairs. Although, when he got home, he realized he bought the same two!

    • D. 

      No error

  • 5. 
    Select the following the correctly fixes the following run-on: Please take off your shoes when you come in to the house I don't want you to track in dirt! 
    • A. 

      Please take off your shoes when you come into the house! I don't want you to track in dirt!

    • B. 

      Please take off your shoes when you come into the house because I don't want you to track in dirt!

    • C. 

      Please take off your shoes when you come into the house; I don't want you to track in dirt!

    • D. 

      No error

  • 6. 
    Select all of the following the correctly fixes this run-on: Anna loved watermelons because of their bright coloring. 
    • A. 

      Anna loved watermelons and because of their bright coloring.

    • B. 

      Anna loved watermelons because; of their bright coloring.

    • C. 

      Anna loved watermelons; because of their bright coloring.

    • D. 

      No error

  • 7. 
    Which of the following sentences is the only grammatically correct one? 
    • A. 

      Bananas on bread is extremely popular in Australia, not as popular in the Americas.

    • B. 

      Bananas on bread is extremely popular in Australia, but not as popular in the Americas.

    • C. 

      Bananas on bread is extremely popular in Australia; not as popular in the Americas.

    • D. 

      Bananas on bread is extremely popular in Australia. But not as popular in the Americas.