Grammar Review Part I: Fragments and Run-Ons After each sentence, select the option that best describes that sentence. The first option will always be that the sentence is fine. Other options will not only define the structural flaw



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Grammar Review

Part I: Fragments and Run-Ons
After each sentence, select the option that best describes that sentence. The first option will always be that the sentence is fine. Other options will not only define the structural flaw , but suggest a way of fixing it. Choose the option with the best remedy.
1.  Although he had been an often decorated soldier during World War II and had fought many battles for the losing cause of liberalism in Congress.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

B. Run-on: put a comma after World War II.


C. Run-on: put a semicolon after World War II.
D. Fragment: put a comma after Congress and finish the sentence.
2.  This is going to be the most difficult exam of your college career, you had better start studying for it immediately.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: put a comma after immediately and finish the sentence.
C. Run-on: replace that comma with a semicolon.
3.  Coach Espinoza really wants this job with Notre Dame University, she is very excited about returning to the college she graduated from.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: put a comma after from and finish the sentence.
C. Run-on: change that comma to a period and start a new sentence.
4.  Right after the Christmas holidays and during those three weeks before class begins in January.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: put a comma after January and finish the sentence.
C. Run-on: put a comma after holidays.
5.  She ran.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: the sentence is too short and needs more details to be a complete thought.

6.  Perplexed by the rising rates of inflation and alarmed by the decline in major construction projects.


A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Run-on: put a comma after inflation.
C. Fragment: put a comma after projects and finish the sentence.

7.  Annabel realizes what she is doing, I think, but she doing it anyway.


A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.
B. Fragment: we're missing part of a verb.
C. Run-on: change the comma after doing to a semicolon.
8.  Professor Pepin spends a lot of time translating medieval texts on ancient medicine, however, he also stays informed about the latest developments in modern asthma treatments.
A. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

B. Fragment: although this is a long sentence, it's missing part of a verb.


C. Run-on: remove the verb from the second independent clause.
D. Run-on: change the comma after medicine to a semicolon.

9. Fix this sentence using a subordinating conjunction. (see your notes)


Although, wild bears like to hunt all day, they usually will not attack a human

10. Fix this sentence using a transitional word. (see your notes)


I expected to pay ten dollars on the board game ;however, I actually paid twenty dollars.

Part II: Subjects and Predicates

Label the Complete Subject with a “C.S.” and the complete predicate with a “C.P.”

11. Bob and Mindy went to the fair last night.

C.S C.P.

12. Although she ate fruit, Sally liked picking vegetables.

C.P C.S. C.P.

13. Eminem likes to rap about his daughter and his wife.

C.S. C.P.

14. Michael Jackson is an amazing dancer.

C.S. C.P.

15. Please get the milk.



C.P. C.S. = you
Label the simple subject by writing “SS” over it.

s.s. s.s.

16. Pete and Marty are my neighbors.

s.s.


17. My other neighbor likes to gossip.
s.s.

18. I am hungry.



Part III: 4 Types of Sentences

Identify each type of sentence by writing the correct abbreviation on the line.

D=Declarative IM=Imperative E=Exclamatory I= Interrogative
19. What is she doing? ___I____
20. Why does Max like her? ___I____
21. Get away! ____IM____
22. Toby has a cat named pickles. ___D_____
23. Holy moly, the house is on fire! ___E_____
Part IV: Fragment or Sentence

Write F for Fragment or S for Sentence.
24. __F___ She like cow
25. __S___ He eats pickles every day.
26. ___S__ Although he eats chocolate, vanilla is his favorite.
27. __F___ Poe messed up story.
28. ___F__ Pete running away.
29. ___S__ Hairspray makes your hair stiff.
30. ___F__ While I was out.

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