Sentence Error MCQ Quiz: Trivia

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Sentence Error MCQ Quiz: Trivia - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Because I really like him.

    • A.

      Fragment

    • B.

      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Run-on

    • D.

      OK

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given statement "Because I really like him" is a fragment because it lacks a subject and a complete verb. It is an incomplete thought and does not express a complete idea on its own.

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  • 2. 

    You have a choice of toppings. Including cheese, onions, lettuce, and mushrooms.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fragment because it does not contain a complete thought or a main clause. It only lists a series of toppings without a subject or a verb. A complete sentence would require additional information or a main clause to make sense.

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  • 3. 

    The alarm clock started to ring, then it fell on the floor.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma Splice
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a comma splice because it joins two independent clauses with only a comma. The first part of the sentence "The alarm clock started to ring" and the second part "then it fell on the floor" can stand alone as separate sentences. To correct the comma splice, a coordinating conjunction such as "and" or "but" can be used, or a semicolon can be used to separate the clauses.

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  • 4. 

    The flowers in your garden are beautiful the grass needs to be cut.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    C. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a run-on because it contains two independent clauses that are not properly connected. The first clause "The flowers in your garden are beautiful" and the second clause "the grass needs to be cut" can stand alone as separate sentences. To fix this run-on, a coordinating conjunction (such as "and" or "but") or a punctuation mark (such as a period or a semicolon) should be used to join the two clauses correctly.

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  • 5. 

    He finished his book and went to the movies with his friends.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    D. OK
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct. It is a simple sentence that states two separate actions - finishing a book and going to the movies with friends. There is no issue with punctuation or sentence structure, making it a grammatically correct sentence.

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  • 6. 

    The dog slept near the window, the sunshine kept him warm.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma Splice
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a comma splice because it combines two independent clauses, "The dog slept near the window" and "the sunshine kept him warm," with only a comma separating them. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are incorrectly joined by a comma without a coordinating conjunction or proper punctuation. To correct the comma splice, a coordinating conjunction like "and" or "but" could be added, or the comma could be replaced with a semicolon or period to create two separate sentences.

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  • 7. 

    The radio predicted rain it is sunny and bright.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    C. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a run-on because it combines two independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunction. "The radio predicted rain" and "it is sunny and bright" are both complete thoughts that can stand alone as separate sentences. To fix the run-on, the sentence could be separated into two sentences or joined with a coordinating conjunction like "but" or "yet".

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  • 8. 

    The radio predicted rain it is sunny and bright.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Run-on

    • D.

      OK

    Correct Answer
    C. Run-on
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a run-on because it contains two independent clauses ("The radio predicted rain" and "it is sunny and bright") without any punctuation or conjunction to join them. A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are incorrectly joined together. To correct this run-on sentence, a period or a coordinating conjunction (such as "but" or "and") can be used to separate the two independent clauses.

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  • 9. 

    When the snow began to fall.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

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      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    A. Fragment
    Explanation
    The given sentence "When the snow began to fall" is a fragment because it lacks a subject and a main verb. It is a dependent clause that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence. It needs to be connected to an independent clause to form a complete thought.

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  • 10. 

    Crossing my fingers, I walked into my exam.

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      Fragment

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      Comma Splice

    • C.

      Run-on

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      OK

    Correct Answer
    D. OK
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct. It is a complete sentence that expresses a thought or idea clearly. There is no issue with punctuation or sentence structure, making it an "OK" sentence.

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