How To Make Sentence Fragments?

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Sentence Fragment Quizzes & Trivia

This question quiz will test your knowledge of how to identify and correct fragments. Select which type of fragment it is (after thought, -ing, or dependent) and select which re-written sentence is correct. Pay close attention if revisions require a comma or not.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The greatest record of all time is Abby Road by The Beatles.  Which was their final record as a group.
    • A. 

      Correct

    • B. 

      Fragment: -ing; The greatest record of all time is Abby Road by The Beatles, whiching was their final recording as a group.

    • C. 

      Fragment: dependent; The greatest record of all time is Abby Road by the Beatles, which was their final record as a group.

    • D. 

      Fragment: after thought; The greatest record of all time is Abby Road by The Beatles, which was their final record as a group.

  • 2. 
    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.

  • 3. 
    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.

  • 4. 
    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.

  • 5. 
    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.

  • 6. 
    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.

  • 7. 
    • 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.

  • 8. 
    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.

  • 9. 
    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.