Sentences & Errors: Test

Directions: Identify the following as a sentence, run-on, fragment, or comma splice. Then, if it s not correct, correct it! 1. People explored caves they found prehistoric paintings. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 2. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. People explored caves, they found prehistoric paintings. b. People explored caves; they found prehistoric paintings. c. People explored caves. And they found prehistoric paintings. d. Correct as is. 3. Because I thoroughly enjoy playing sports at Irving High School. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 4. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Because I thoroughly enjoy playing. Sports at Irving High School. b. I thoroughly enjoy playing sports at Irving High School. c. Because I thoroughly enjoy playing; sports at Irving High School. d. Correct as is. 5. Sports help keep you get in shape, everyone should find some sport they enjoy. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 6. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Sports help keep you get in shape, so everyone should find some sport they enjoy. b. Sports help keep you get in shape; and everyone should find some sport they enjoy. c. Sports help keep you get in shape everyone should find some sport they enjoy. d. Correct as is. 7. In 2008, more than one thousand students calling themselves seniors at Irving High. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 8. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. In 2008. More than one thousand students calling themselves seniors at Irving High. b. In 2008, more than one thousand students, calling themselves seniors at Irving High. c. In 2008, more than one thousand students called themselves seniors at Irving High. d. Correct as is. 9. I asked the officer for a warning, he wrote me a ticket! a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 10. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. I asked the officer for a warning; he wrote me a ticket! b. I asked the officer for a warning; and he wrote me a ticket! c. I asked the officer for a warning he wrote me a ticket! d. Correct as is. 11. The windows were open, so the air was blowing her curtains. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 12. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. The windows were open, the air was blowing her curtains.

b. The windows were open the air was blowing her curtains. c. The windows were open. So the air was blowing her curtains. d. Correct as is. 13. Sometimes we go on road trips other times we fly to our destination. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 14. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Sometimes we go on road trips, other times we fly to our destination. b. Sometimes we go on road trips and other times we fly to our destination. c. Sometimes we go on road trips; other times we fly to our destination. d. Correct as is. 15. Summer is a time for fun, children should spend time outside. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 16. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Summer is a time for fun children should spend time outside. b. Summer is a time for fun; and children should spend time outside. c. Summer is a time for fun, so children should spend time outside. d. Correct as is. 17. I wanted to go to the store, but I was out of money. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 18. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. I wanted to go to the store, but I was out of money. b. I wanted to go to the store; but I was out of money. c. I wanted to go to the store but I was out of money. d. Correct as is. 19. Although it was fun when we went to the store. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 20. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. It was fun when we went to the store. b. Although it was fun. When we went to the store. c. Although it was fun, when we went to the store. d. Correct as is. 21. I like desks sometimes they hurt my back. c. Comma Splice a. Fragment b. Sentence d. Run-on 22. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. I like desks but sometimes they hurt my back. b. I like desks, but sometimes they hurt my back. c. I like desks, sometimes they hurt my back. d. Correct as is. 23. She is a good mother, she pays attention to her children. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 24. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. She is a good mother. She pays attention to her children. b. She is a good mother; for she pays attention to her children. c. She is a good mother she pays attention to her children. d. Correct as is.

25. My paper is late and I forgot it today. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 26. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. My paper is late I forgot it today. b. My paper is late, I forgot it today. c. My paper is late, and I forgot it today. d. Correct as is. 27. Students write essays, so teachers correct them. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 28. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Students write essays, teachers correct them. b. Students write essays teachers correct them. c. Students write essays. So teachers correct them. d. Correct as is. 29. The teacher raising his voice, yelling at the students. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 30. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. The teacher was raising his voice and yelling at the students. b. The teacher was raising his voice, and yelling at the students. c. The teacher raising his voice yelling at the students. d. Correct as is. 31. The movie was hilarious it had my favorite actor. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 32. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. The movie was hilarious. It had my favorite actor. b. The movie was hilarious, it had my favorite actor. c. The movie was hilarious and it had my favorite actor. d. Correct as is. 33. Desiring to be accepted. Larry did some unusual things. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 34. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. Desiring to be accepted, Larry did some unusual things. b. Desiring to be accepted; Larry did some unusual things. c. Desiring to be accepted, so Larry did some unusual things. d. Correct as is. 35. My sister loves mysteries my brother likes technical manuals. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 36. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. My sister loves mysteries, but my brother likes technical manuals. b. My sister loves mysteries, my brother likes technical manuals. c. My sister loves mysteries and my brother likes technical manuals. d. Correct as is. 37. He knocked several times. No one came to the door. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on

38. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. He knocked several times no one came to the door. b. He knocked several times, no one came to the door. c. He knocked several times; but no one came to the door. d. Correct as is. 39. The corner store is convenient; it is not very clean. a. Fragment b. Sentence c. Comma Splice d. Run-on

40. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. The corner store is convenient, it is not very clean. b. The corner store is convenient it is not very clean. c. The corner store is convenient; but it is not very clean. d. Correct as is. 41. My hair was really long so I needed a haircut. a. Fragment b. Sentence 42. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. My hair was really long I needed a haircut. b. My hair was really long, so I needed a haircut. c. My hair was really long, I needed a haircut. d. Correct as is. 43. When I heard the news. a. Fragment b. Sentence 44. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. I heard the news. b. When, I heard the news. c. When I heard. The news. d. Correct as is. 45. If my girlfriend doesn t call me. a. Fragment b. Sentence 46. What, if any, is the best change to make to this sentence? a. If my girlfriend, doesn t call me. b. If my girlfriend. Doesn t call me. c. My girlfriend doesn t call me. d. Correct as is. 47. My car was making noises, I took it to the mechanic. a. Fragment c. Comma Splice b. Sentence d. Run-on 48. My computer doesn t work anymore I spilled a glass of soda on it. a. Fragment b. Sentence c. Comma Splice d. Run-on c. Comma Splice d. Run-on c. Comma Splice d. Run-on c. Comma Splice d. Run-on

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