Run-on Sentences: Quiz

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Run-on Sentences: Quiz

Select the sentences that successfully correct the given Run-On Sentence. In some cases, MORE THAN ONE listed sentence is grammatically correct. When this occurs, select both. When prompted, write in your own correction of the Run-On Sentence For a quick refresher on Run-On Sentences, visit our Resource Center article. Remember, for some questions, there is more than one correct answer. In this case, choose all of the correct sentences.


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  • 1. 
    Selecting a good sentence is difficult, there are so many choices
    • A. 

      Selecting a good sentence is difficult; there are so many choices.

    • B. 

      Selecting a good sentence is difficult because there are so many choices.

    • C. 

      Selecting a good sentence is difficult there are so many choices

    • D. 

      Selecting a good sentence is difficult but there are so many choices.

  • 2. 
    Cortez, a Spanish conquistador, devastated most of the population in present-day Mexico, many of the natives were killed in combat or from disease.
    • A. 

      Cortez, a Spanish conquistador, devastated most of the population in present-day Mexico; many of the natives were killed in combat or from disease.

    • B. 

      Cortez, a Spanish conquistador, devastated most of the population in present-day Mexico, because many of the natives were killed in combat or from disease.

    • C. 

      Cortez, a Spanish conquistador, devastated most of the population in present-day Mexico. Many of the natives were killed in combat or from disease.

    • D. 

      Cortez, a Spanish Conquistador. Devastated most of the population present-day Mexico because many of the natives were killed in combat or from disease.

  • 3. 
    After her 85th birthday, my grandmother began to write her autobiography, her personal stories were vivid and exciting.
    • A. 

      After her 85th birthday, my grandmother began to write her autobiography; her personal stories were vivid and exciting.

    • B. 

      After her 85th birthday, my grandmother began to write her autobiography and her personal stories were vivid and exciting.

    • C. 

      After her 85th birthday my grandmother began to write her autobiography but her personal stories were vivid and exciting

    • D. 

      After her 85th birthday; my grandmother began to write her autobiography and her personal stories were vivid and exciting.

  • 4. 
    My grandson thinks he can cook better than any person at the fair; and he has the blue ribbons to prove it.
    • A. 

      My grandson thinks he can cook better than any person at the fair; he has the blue ribbons to prove it.

    • B. 

      My grandson thinks he can cook better than any person at the fair, and he has the blue ribbons to prove it.

    • C. 

      My grandson thinks he can cook better than any person at the fair he has the blue ribbons to prove it.

    • D. 

      Because he has the blue ribbons to prove it, my grandson thinks he can cook better than any person at the fair

  • 5. 
    There was a huge storm approaching, the fishing boat set out.
    • A. 

      Although there was a huge storm approaching, the fishing boat set out.

    • B. 

      Despite the huge storm approaching, the fishing boat set out.

    • C. 

      Because there was a huge storm approaching, the fishing boat set out.

    • D. 

      There was a huge storm approaching; and the fishing boat set out.

  • 6. 
    John is a carpenter, Bill is an electrician.
    • A. 

      John is a carpenter and Bill is an electrician

    • B. 

      John is a carpenter; Bill is an electrician.

    • C. 

      John is a carpenter so Bill is an electrician.

    • D. 

      John is a carpenter; but Bill is an electrician.

  • 7. 
    Mike flew to New Zealand first class, he was able to rest and enjoy his flight.
    • A. 

      Since Mike flew to New Zealand first class, he was able to rest and enjoy his flight.

    • B. 

      Mike flew to New Zealand first class; he was able to rest and enjoy his flight.

    • C. 

      Mike flew to New Zealand first class he was able to rest and enjoy his flight.

    • D. 

      Mike flew to New Zealand first class, but he was able to rest and enjoy his flight.

  • 8. 
    The Humber Bridge in Britain was completed in 1981, it is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world.
    • A. 

      The Humber Bridge in Britain was completed in 1981 and is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world.

    • B. 

      The Humber Bridge in Britain was completed in 1981; it is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world.

    • C. 

      The Humber Bridge in Britain was completed in 1981; the Humber Bridge is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world.

    • D. 

      The Humber Bridge in Britain was completed in 1981 and the Humber Bridge is the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world.