Comma Splices, Run-ons And Fragments! Grammar Trivia Quiz

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Comma Splices, Run-ons And Fragments! Grammar Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    A student will pass English 104.  If he or she completes their homework to the best of their ability. 
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: -ing; A student will pas English 104 if he or she completing their homework to the best of their ability.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; A student will pass English 104 if he or she completes their homework to the best of their ability.

    • D. 

      Fragment: dependent; A student will pass English 104, if he or she completes their homework to the best of their ability.

  • 2. 
    Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands, we believe the proposed amendments should be passed.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands. We believe the proposed amendments should be passed.

    • C. 

      Fragment: -ing; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands, we believe the proposed amendments should be passing.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands.

  • 3. 
    When the students were done with the class.
    • A. 

      Correct sentence

    • B. 

      Comma splice

    • C. 

      Sentence fragment

    • D. 

      Run-on sentence

  • 4. 
    We may know what these terms mean we do not usually use them in our own speech.
    • A. 

      Correct sentence

    • B. 

      Sentence fragment

    • C. 

      Comma splice

    • D. 

      Run-on sentence

  • 5. 
    The baby had a fever, her mother had to bring her to the hospital.
    • A. 

      Correct sentence

    • B. 

      Comma splice

    • C. 

      Sentence fragment

    • D. 

      Run-on sentence

  • 6. 
    Many students failed the exam it was very difficult.
    • A. 

      Correct sentence

    • B. 

      Run-on sentence

    • C. 

      Comma splice

    • D. 

      Sentence fragment

  • 7. 
    It sure is a nice day today. Although it is still cold outside.
    • A. 

      Correct sentence

    • B. 

      Comma splice

    • C. 

      Sentence fragment

    • D. 

      Run-on sentence

  • 8. 
    The instructor talked for fifty minutes without taking his eyes off his notes. Like, other instructors in the History department, he did not encourage students’ questions.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; The instructor talked for fifty minutes without taking his eyes off his notes, like, other instructors in the History department, he did not encourage students’ questions.

    • C. 

      Fragment: -ing; The instructor talked for fifty minutes without taking his eyes off his notes like, other instructors in the History department, he did not encourage students’ questions.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; The instructor talked for fifty minutes without taking his eyes off his notes. Like, other instructors in the History department, he did not encourage students’ questions.

  • 9. 
    Coach Moyer exemplified her frustrated behavior by walking off the field in the middle of a game, leaving her team at a time when they needed her.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Coach Moyer exemplified her frustrated behavior by walking off the field in the middle of a game, since leaving her team at a time when they needed her.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; Coach Moyer exemplified her frustrated behavior by walking off the field in the middle of a game because leaving her team at a time when they needed her.

    • D. 

      Fragment: -ing; Coach Moyer exemplified her frustrated behavior by walking off the field in the middle of a game. Leaving her team at a time when they needed her.

  • 10. 
    Since it only attained a speed of about twelve miles an hour.  My old rowboat with its three-horsepower motor seemed like a high-speed job to me.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: -ing; Since it only attained a speed of about twelve miles an hour, my old rowboat with its three-horsepower motor seemed like a high-speed job to me.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; Since it only attained a speed of about twelve miles an hour, my old rowboat with its three-horsepower motor seemed like a high-speed job to me.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; My old rowboat with its three-horsepower motor seemed like a high-speed job to me. Since it only attained a speed of about twelve miles an hour.

  • 11. 
    Although no difference except the color.  The one-story houses are all the same size and style.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Although no difference except the color the one-story houses are all the same size and style.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; Although no difference except the color, the one-story houses are all the same size and style.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; The one-story houses are all the same size and style, although no difference except the color.

  • 12. 
    Making up his mind quickly.  Jim ordered two dozen red roses for his wife.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Making up his mind quickly since Jim ordered two dozen red roses for his wife.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; Because making up his mind quickly. Jim ordered two dozen red roses for his wife.

    • D. 

      Fragment: -ing; Making up his mind quickly, Jim ordered two dozen red roses for his wife.

  • 13. 
    The University of California Berkeley offers many majors in engineering, such as electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Because the University of California Berkeley offers many majors in engineering. Such as electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering.

    • C. 

      Fragment: -ing; The University of California Berkeley offering many majors in engineering, such as electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; The University of California Berkeley offers many majors in engineering. Such as electrical, chemical, and industrial engineering.

  • 14. 
    Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands, we believe the proposed amendments should be passed.
    • A. 

      Complete

    • B. 

      Fragment: dependent; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands. We believe the proposed amendments should be passed.

    • C. 

      Fragment: -ing; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands, we believe the proposed amendments should be passing.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; Because the current city policy on housing is incomplete as it stands.

  • 15. 
    Because his car was in the shop. 
    • A. 

      Fragment

    • B. 

      Run-On

    • C. 

      Correct as is

  • 16. 
    I was late for class, I had a good excuse.
    • A. 

      I was late for class, I had a good excuse.

    • B. 

      I was late for class. I had a good excuse.

    • C. 

      I was late for class and I had a good excuse.

  • 17. 
    This exam is going to be extremely difficult, you should start studying for it immediately.
    • A. 

      Fragment

    • B. 

      Run-On

    • C. 

      Correct as is.

  • 18. 
    The show begins at 7:30 make sure you arrive by 7:!5.
    • A. 

      This is a fragment.

    • B. 

      This is a run-on sentence.

    • C. 

      This sentence is correct as is.

  • 19. 
    I enjoy playing video games, watching football, and cooking. 
    • A. 

      I enjoy: playing video games...

    • B. 

      I enjoy playing video games. Watching football and cooking.

    • C. 

      Correct as is.

  • 20. 
    Pizza is the best food, even when it is bad, it is still pretty good. 
    • A. 

      Food. Even

    • B. 

      Food; even

    • C. 

      Correct as is.

  • 21. 
    John read two books last week Sarah only read one.
    • A. 

      Fragment

    • B. 

      Run-on sentence.

    • C. 

      Correct as is.

  • 22. 
    After we decorate the house for the party, we can go out to eat at the fancy Italian restaurant that you and your brother like.
    • A. 

      This is a fragment.

    • B. 

      This is a run-on sentence.

    • C. 

      This is correct as is.

  • 23. 
    Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin.
    • A. 

      Fragment

    • B. 

      Run-on sentence.

    • C. 

      Correct as is.