Sentence Structure Problems: Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    By the time Julia Roberts was 23, she had won two academy award nominations, she had also become the world's most popular female actress.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma splice
    Explanation
    The given statement is a comma splice. A comma splice occurs when two independent clauses are joined together with only a comma, which is incorrect punctuation. In this case, the two independent clauses are "By the time Julia Roberts was 23, she had won two academy award nominations" and "she had also become the world's most popular female actress." To correct the comma splice, a coordinating conjunction (such as "and") or a semicolon should be used instead of the comma.

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  • 2. 

    Julia Roberts lives in Manhattan, not far from the apartment she once shared with her sister in Greenwich Village.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Correct
    Explanation
    The given statement is grammatically correct. It provides information about Julia Roberts living in Manhattan, mentioning her previous apartment in Greenwich Village. The sentence is properly structured and does not contain any errors such as a run-on sentence, comma splice, or fused sentence.

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  • 3. 

    Roberts was raised in Georgia her parents ran a theater school there. 

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Fused sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fused sentence because it combines two independent clauses without any punctuation or conjunction to separate them. The sentence should be divided into two separate sentences or joined with a coordinating conjunction to make it grammatically correct.

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  • 4. 

    In high school, Julia found classwork boring and she didn't know how to be a good student.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Run on sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement is a run-on sentence because it combines two independent clauses without proper punctuation or conjunction. The first clause "In high school, Julia found classwork boring" and the second clause "she didn't know how to be a good student" can stand alone as separate sentences. To correct this, a period or a coordinating conjunction like "and" or "but" should be used to separate the two clauses.

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  • 5. 

    Julia worked in a shoe store after graduating and auditioned for acting jobs for a year before getting hired. 

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Correct
    Explanation
    The given sentence is grammatically correct. It provides a clear and concise statement about Julia's experience after graduating. There are no run-on sentences, comma splices, or fused sentences present in the sentence.

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  • 6. 

    In 1990, "Pretty Woman" became a smash hit her natural gift for this type of comedy brought her a nomination for Best Actress.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Fused sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fused sentence because it combines two independent clauses without any punctuation or conjunction to separate them. The first clause "In 1990, 'Pretty Woman' became a smash hit" and the second clause "her natural gift for this type of comedy brought her a nomination for Best Actress" should be separated to form two complete sentences.

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  • 7. 

    Julia Roberts was engaged to Keifer Sutherland in 1991. Three days before the wedding, she changed her mind and canceled everything.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    D. Correct
    Explanation
    The given answer "correct" is the correct explanation for the question. The sentence provided does not contain any grammatical errors such as a run-on sentence, comma splice, or fused sentence. It is a complete and coherent sentence that conveys the information clearly.

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  • 8. 

    The singer-actor Lyle Lovett is ten years older than Julia, they married in 1993, but split up after less than two years.

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    B. Comma splice
    Explanation
    The given sentence contains a comma splice, which occurs when two independent clauses are incorrectly joined together with only a comma. In this case, the clauses "The singer-actor Lyle Lovett is ten years older than Julia" and "they married in 1993, but split up after less than two years" are separated by a comma, which is grammatically incorrect. To fix the comma splice, a conjunction like "and" or "but" should be used, or the two clauses can be separated into separate sentences.

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  • 9. 

    "Stepmom" is a family drama it co-stars Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. 

    • A.

      Run in sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    C. Fused sentence
    Explanation
    The given sentence is a fused sentence because it combines two independent clauses without any punctuation or conjunction to separate them. The first clause "Stepmom is a family drama" and the second clause "it co-stars Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon" can stand alone as separate sentences. To correct the sentence, a comma or a coordinating conjunction should be used to join the clauses, or the clauses should be separated into two distinct sentences.

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  • 10. 

    Roberts says that she enjoys getting older and she is content with her life experiences. 

    • A.

      Run on sentence

    • B.

      Comma splice

    • C.

      Fused sentence

    • D.

      Correct

    Correct Answer
    A. Run on sentence
    Explanation
    The given statement "Roberts says that she enjoys getting older and she is content with her life experiences" is a run-on sentence. A run-on sentence occurs when two or more independent clauses are joined together without proper punctuation or conjunction. In this case, the two independent clauses "she enjoys getting older" and "she is content with her life experiences" are joined by the coordinating conjunction "and" without any punctuation to separate them. To correct this, a comma should be placed before the coordinating conjunction "and" to create two separate sentences or an appropriate coordinating conjunction should be used to join the clauses.

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