Quiz Over Appropriate Conjunction Or Mark Of Punctuation

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In English grammar, a run-on is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are joined without an appropriate conjunction or mark of punctuation. Can you spot the examples? Let’s take a look now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Cynthia ran to class and she was quite tired from doing so.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 2. 
    Luis likes to tease Erika, but she hates his guts.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 3. 
    Marlin sits quietly in class every day yet he still receives a high grade for his work.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    Sabrina's family is large, and they like to travel together.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 5. 
    Creative writing is Justin's strong suit, so he should take more classes in that field to become a better writer.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 6. 
    Daniel can't stop thinking about girls nor does his friend Dino.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 7. 
    Lizette likes to party every night, Diana accompanies her to every party.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 8. 
    Attending USC is one of Maria's goals in life. She wants to graduate from high-ranking university.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
    Ivan seems like the strong, silent type but deep inside he is soft like a cuddly teddy bear.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 10. 
    There is something strange about Mary, or maybe I can't think of anymore sentences, so I am using references to movies.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 11. 
    Both Maria and Joanna are quiet girls, yet they excel because of their hard work.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 12. 
    Nancy wants to go to a different school, for she hates it here at MVCC.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 13. 
    As a high school student, Gerardo is on top of his game yet he needs to keep his focus to continue to do well.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 14. 
    Much of Jennifer's writing reflects her mature understanding of life; she sees the world differently than most people.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 15. 
    After the game.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    I have never heard Karla say a word in class, and I often wonder if she is an introvert like me.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 17. 
    Alex moves from one part of the room to the other, he likes to sit where his friends congregate.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 18. 
    Elizabeth has success written all over her face. Angeline shows the same type of conviction.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Always punctual to class, Anthony comes prepared to learn so he affects Stephanie in a positive role.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 20. 
    Drumming is Nick's favorite hobby shopping is Veronica's!
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 21. 
    On top the table.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 22. 
    Ryan's marvelous essay on cannabis argued for the drug's medicinal use, but there are critics out there who do not favor this advocacy.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 23. 
    Jessica's fishes keep her busy at home, her teacher likes to eat sushi.
    • A. 

      Run On

    • B. 

      Comma Splice

    • C. 

      Correct Sentence

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 24. 
    A run-on sentence is one in which two clauses have been connected correctly.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    An over-exuberant, run-off-at-the-mouth, 400-word gorilla of sentence can be structurally fine.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 26. 
    A comma splice connects two independent clause with ONLY a semicolon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 27. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: Jeff and I washed and waxed the car.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 28. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: The spaghetti was spicy, Sarah liked it though.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: The Rialto Theater gives students discounts or they can come to a free screening before the opening day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: Jon carried the groceries into the house, and his parents were happy that he found the initiative to provide a helping hand.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: We bought posters and banners at the street fair our cousins did the same.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 32. 
    The water was cool and refreshing, so we took a swim.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: The flowers looked wilted, or somebody must have crushed them.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE IS CORRECT: I cooked all afternoon, yet nobody appreciated my hard work, so I will never cook again.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    One situation in which run-on sentences are apt to happen is...
    • A. 

      When a pronoun in the second clause refers to a noun in the first clause.

    • B. 

      When two independent clauses are combined using a coordinating conjunction.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 36. 
    Another situation in which run-on sentences are apt to happen is...
    • A. 

      When a suggestion or directive occurs in the second clause.

    • B. 

      When two clauses are connected by a transitional expression.

    • C. 

      Both of the above.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 37. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: Three people did the job but I could have done it on my own.
    • A. 

      Place a semi-colon before the conjunction.

    • B. 

      Place a comma before the conjunction.

    • C. 

      Place a semi-colon after the conjunction.

    • D. 

      Place a comma after the conjunction.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 38. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: Sarah pressed a cold washcloth against her eyes it helped relieve her headache.
    • A. 

      Place a semi-colon before the word "it."

    • B. 

      Place a comma before the word "it."

    • C. 

      Place a semi-colon after the word "it."

    • D. 

      Place a comma after the word "it."

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify

  • 39. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: I knew my term paper was not very good, so I placed it in a shiny plastic cover to make it look better.
    • A. 

      Place a semi-colon before the conjunction.

    • B. 

      Place a comma before the conjunction.

    • C. 

      Place a semi-colon after the conjunction.

    • D. 

      Place a comma after the conjunction.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 40. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: In the next minute, 100 people will die, over 240 babies will be born.
    • A. 

      Place a semi-colon before the number "100."

    • B. 

      Place a comma before after the word "babies."

    • C. 

      Place a semi-colon after the word "die" and delete the comma there.

    • D. 

      Place a comma after the word "babies."

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 41. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: Clyde had asked his wife is she had any bandages, he had just slicked his finger with a paring knife.
    • A. 

      Add the conjunction "nor" after the comma.

    • B. 

      Add the conjunction "or" after the comma.

    • C. 

      Add the conjunction "but" after the comma.

    • D. 

      Add the conjunction "for" after the comma.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 42. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: The restaurant was beautiful, the food was overpriced.
    • A. 

      Add the conjunction "nor" after the comma.

    • B. 

      Add the conjunction "or" after the comma.

    • C. 

      Add the conjunction "but" after the comma.

    • D. 

      Add the conjunction "for" after the comma.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 43. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: The hurricane caused record flooding across the state, it also knocked out power for millions.
    • A. 

      Add the conjunction "nor" after the comma.

    • B. 

      Add the conjunction "or" after the comma.

    • C. 

      Add the conjunction "but" after the comma.

    • D. 

      Add the conjunction "and" after the comma.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.

  • 44. 
    WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CORRECT THIS SENTENCE: She couldn't to go to the party; she had two exams the next day.
    • A. 

      Add the conjunction "and" after the semicolon.

    • B. 

      Add the conjunction "for" after the semicolon.

    • C. 

      Add the conjunction "but" after the semicolon.

    • D. 

      Add the conjunction "yet" after the semicolon.

    • E. 

      Sentence is correct as is. No need to modify.