Test Your Knowledge About Run-on Sentences

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Run On Sentence Quizzes & Trivia

This is being created to test the students knowledge of what they've learned so far about run on sentences


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these sentences is a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      Our English teacher gives us a lot of tests, and they're usually difficult.

    • B. 

      There's a test today, I hope you studied for it.

    • C. 

      The test is on punctuation, and it's supposed to be difficult.

    • D. 

      I studied a lot last night, so I think I'll do well.

  • 2. 
    Which of these sentences is a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      I am going to go to the movies tonight do you want to come with me?

    • B. 

      The movie I want to see is supposed to be very scary.

    • C. 

      I'll go to a different movie if you don't like horror movies.

    • D. 

      My friend Samantha is supposed to meet me at the movie theatre.

  • 3. 
    What is a comma-splice?
    • A. 

      When a comma is not used in a sentence to join two independent clauses.

    • B. 

      When two or more commas are used in a sentence, breaking it up for no reason.

    • C. 

      A love triangle between two sentences and a dastardly comma.

    • D. 

      A sentence that has two independent clauses joined together by a comma.

  • 4. 
    Which of these is an example of a comma-splice?
    • A. 

      I went the library to study, but I got nothing done.

    • B. 

      It is too late, we will never escape!

    • C. 

      In my day, shoes were a luxury!

    • D. 

      Marty, you're on fire again.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following will fix a comma-splice.
    • A. 

      Another comma.

    • B. 

      Semicolon and conjunctive adverb.

    • C. 

      Scrapping the sentence - there is nothing you can do to save it.

    • D. 

      Putting a gerund in the sentence.

  • 6. 
    What is a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      A sentence that has legs and is escaping the page.

    • B. 

      A sentence that contains two or more clauses but lacks proper punctuation to break it up.

    • C. 

      A sentence that has too many punctuation marks.

    • D. 

      A sentence that can only be fixed by adding a comma.

  • 7. 
    President Kennedy's interest in space exploration.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

    • C. 

      Run-on

  • 8. 
    The discovery of penicillin, by chance, progress in medicine.
    • A. 

      Sentence

    • B. 

      Fragment

    • C. 

      Run-on

  • 9. 
    Which of these sentences is a run-on sentence?
    • A. 

      There was a bad accident on the highway, and many people got hurt.

    • B. 

      A friend of mine who is a police officer was the first one on the scene.

    • C. 

      There was a lot of confusion, people didn't know what to do.

    • D. 

      Luckily, there weren't too many injuries, and everyone survived.

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