Sentence Fragments Or Run-on Sentences Quiz

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  • 1. 

    The following sentence is a sentence fragment: "Unless you eat it."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Unless what? The sentence is lacking in information necessary to be understood. Also, "unless" is on the list of words that, when used in a sentence, requires more information to be understood. List at: http://www.myenglishteacher.net/sentencefragments.html

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  • 2. 

    The following sentence is a sentence fragment: "I jumped."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Sentence has a subject and a verb and does not need additional information to be understood.

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  • 3. 

    Which sentence is a sentence fragment?

    • A.

      Cats jump.

    • B.

      Because he said so.

    • C.

      There was a tree in the road.

    • D.

      After seeing the movie, I was afraid.

    Correct Answer
    B. Because he said so.
    Explanation
    What happens because he said so? More information is needed.

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  • 4. 

    What's wrong with this sentence: "This is a simple question, you better answer it correctly."

    • A.

      Nothing.

    • B.

      Sentence Fragment.

    • C.

      Run-on Sentence.

    Correct Answer
    C. Run-on Sentence.
    Explanation
    The sentence needs a conjunction (and, but, for, nor, yet, or, so) after the comma or a semi-colon in place of the comma.

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  • 5. 

    Which is not a correct method to fix the following sentence? "I like dogs I hate cats."

    • A.

      I like dogs, but I hate cats.

    • B.

      I like dogs; I hate cats.

    • C.

      I like dogs, I hate cats

    • D.

      I like dogs. I hate cats.

    Correct Answer
    C. I like dogs, I hate cats
    Explanation
    Option C needs a conjunction. A has a conjunction, B uses a semi-colon properly, and D divides the two complete ideas into two sentences.

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  • 6. 

    The following sentence is a run-on sentence: "Bill has delivered the mail, however, he has gotten sick from being in the rain."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Two independent clauses are joined by a transitional expression. This should really be two sentences or use a semi-colon.

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  • 7. 

    Fix this sentence: "The store is about to close because of the holidays and if you don't get there soon you will have to drive into town."

    • A.

      The sentence is correct.

    • B.

      Holidays; and

    • C.

      Holidays, and

    • D.

      Holidays. And

    Correct Answer
    C. Holidays, and
    Explanation
    Two independent clauses joined by a small conjunction (and). Because the sentence is complex, it is necessary to separate them with a comma.

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  • 8. 

    Fix this sentence: "Having studied well for ENG 101 and having reviewed all of the additional information supplied by Ms. Glova, John, who had never made a quiz before, knew he was ready to make at least one confusing question."

    • A.

      This sentence is correct.

    • B.

      Glova; John

    • C.

      John -- who had never made a quiz before -- knew

    • D.

      ENG 101, and having reviewed......Glova, John,

    Correct Answer
    A. This sentence is correct.
    Explanation
    The sentence follows the rules to avoid being a run-on sentence.

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  • 9. 

    Check the option(s) that correctly repair the run-on sentence.I want to stay at home she wants to go shopping.

    • A.

      I want to stay at home. She wants to go shopping.

    • B.

      I want to stay at home; she wants to go shopping.

    • C.

      I want to stay at home, but she wants to go shopping.

    • D.

      I want to stay at home, however, she wants to go shopping.

    • E.

      I want to stay at home; however, she wants to go shopping.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. I want to stay at home. She wants to go shopping.
    B. I want to stay at home; she wants to go shopping.
    C. I want to stay at home, but she wants to go shopping.
    E. I want to stay at home; however, she wants to go shopping.
    Explanation
    The fourth option is wrong because it uses a comma before a transitional expression. Here, it is best to separate the sentences with a period or at least a semi-colon.

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  • 10. 

    The following is a run-on sentence: "After watching the movie, I was afraid."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The sentence contains a subject, a verb, and a direct object. The direct object is needed because of the word "after".

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