Review: Run-ons And Fragments

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1. A DEPENDENT CLAUSE (noun, adjective, or adverb clause) cannot stand on its own as a sentence.
2. A COMPOUND SENTENCE has two independent clauses joined by A. a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) B. a semicolon, conjunctive adverb (e. G. However, therefore), and a comma C. a semicolon alone
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A. Jill reads books, and Jack plays video games.
Read moreB. Jill reads books; however, Jack plays video games.
C. Jill reads books; her brother plays video games. _____________________________________________________________
Punctuation patterns (to match A, B, and C above): A. Independent clause, coordinating conjunction independent clause. B. Independent clause; conjunctive adverb, independent clause. C. Independent clause; independent clause.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Mrs. Colombo grades all her students’ papers.  Every time one is due. 

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      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer "fragment" is correct because the sentence is incomplete and does not express a complete thought. It lacks a subject or a verb, making it a dependent clause rather than a complete sentence.

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  • 2. 

    Each and every day, all of her students beg and plead for less homework, but it never works because she needs lots of grades in order to fairly assign a marking period grade. 

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Correctly written sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a correctly written sentence. It is grammatically correct and conveys a clear message. It introduces a situation where the students beg for less homework, but the teacher cannot fulfill their request because she needs to assign grades fairly. The sentence is complete and does not contain any grammatical errors or fragments.

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  • 3. 

    Some English teachers research what their students have been learning in other classes. Then come up with creative projects.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fragment because it does not express a complete thought. It lacks a subject and a verb, making it incomplete. It only provides a statement about some English teachers researching their students' learning in other classes and coming up with creative projects, but it does not form a proper sentence on its own.

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  • 4. 

    The students anxiously approached the classroom. Clinging to their books and pencils.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

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    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given passage is a fragment because it does not form a complete sentence. It lacks a subject and a predicate, which are essential components of a sentence. The phrase "The students anxiously approached the classroom" is a dependent clause and cannot stand alone as a complete thought. Therefore, it is a fragment.

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  • 5. 

    To give the student caught copying homework a zero. That is the recommended response.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "fragment" because it is a sentence fragment, which means it is an incomplete sentence that does not express a complete thought. It lacks a subject or a verb, or it is a dependent clause that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. In this case, the answer is a dependent clause ("To give the student caught copying homework a zero") without a main clause.

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  • 6. 

    The teachers yelled and the students cowered.

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence "The teachers yelled and the students cowered" is a run-on sentence because it contains two independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunction to connect them. A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are joined together without proper punctuation or conjunctions. In this case, the two independent clauses "The teachers yelled" and "the students cowered" are joined by the coordinating conjunction "and" without any punctuation to separate them.

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  • 7. 

    Many friends are very competitive. Which some teachers find surprising.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "fragment" because the sentence "Which some teachers find surprising" does not form a complete thought on its own. It lacks a subject and a verb, and it cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. It is dependent on the previous sentence for context and meaning.

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  • 8. 

    Jeanie was given a detention.   Because she was late.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentences

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given answer is "fragment" because the sentence "Jeanie was given a detention. Because she was late." is not a complete sentence. It lacks a main clause and does not express a complete thought. It is only a dependent clause without an independent clause.

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  • 9. 

    Many students struggle in their classes even though they do all their homework.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Correctly written sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that many students struggle in their classes despite completing all their homework. This is a valid and complete sentence that conveys a clear message. There are no grammatical errors, and the sentence is properly structured. Therefore, it is correctly written.

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  • 10. 

    A book that is a real page-turner, causing it to be sold out in most book stores.

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      Run-on

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      Fragment

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      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    B. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fragment because it does not express a complete thought. It only provides a description of a book without a subject or a main verb. It lacks the necessary components to form a complete sentence.

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  • 11. 

    She has been reading three hours straight, therefore she lost track of time. 

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a run-on because it combines two independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunction. The first clause "She has been reading three hours straight" and the second clause "therefore she lost track of time" are not properly connected. A run-on sentence can be corrected by adding a comma and a coordinating conjunction between the two clauses or by separating them into two separate sentences.

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  • 12. 

    The bookshelves need to be assembled, then they will be ready for my books.

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a run-on because it contains two independent clauses, "The bookshelves need to be assembled" and "then they will be ready for my books," without any proper punctuation or conjunction to connect them. A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are joined together without the appropriate punctuation or conjunction.

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  • 13. 

    That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard, they must be kidding.

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    A. Run-on
    Explanation
    This answer is correct because the given statement is a run-on sentence. A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are joined together without proper punctuation or conjunction. In this case, the statement lacks any punctuation or conjunction to separate the clauses, making it a run-on sentence.

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  • 14. 

    Because Martha tripped, Brittany helped her up.

    • A.

      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Correctly written sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence "Because Martha tripped, Brittany helped her up" is a correctly written sentence. It includes a dependent clause "Because Martha tripped" and an independent clause "Brittany helped her up," which are connected by a comma. The sentence has a clear subject (Brittany) and verb (helped), and it expresses a complete thought. Therefore, it is a correctly written sentence.

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  • 15. 

    After Kenny played the drums, he sang several songs.

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      Run-on

    • B.

      Fragment

    • C.

      Correctly written sentence

    Correct Answer
    C. Correctly written sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a correctly written sentence because it has a subject (Kenny) and a predicate (played the drums, he sang several songs). It is a complete thought and follows the basic structure of a sentence.

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