subject predicate, fragment, and run on

Question 1

  1. What is the proper way to correct the following comma splice?
    ??????????????????????????????? The shoe store is having its annual clearance sale, the sales staff needs to be prepared for a busy day.

    a.

    The shoe store is having its annual clearance sale the sales staff needs to be prepared for a busy day.

    b.

    The shoe store is having its annual clearance sale; the sales staff needs to be prepared for a busy day.

    c.

    The shoe store is having its annual clearance sale the sales staff; need to be prepared for a busy day.

2 points

Question 2

  1. What is the subject of the following sentence?
    The dog chased the cat around the yard.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 3

  1. What common sentence error does the following contain?
    I told my son to finish all of his dinner in order to have desert he happily ate his vegetables so he was able to have a cookie.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 4

  1. What common sentence error does the following contain?
    Checking to see if they left.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 5

  1. The predicate of the sentence tells who or what the sentence is about or who or what is doing the action.

2 points

Question 6

  1. What is the proper way to correct the following run-on?
    It was a wonderful day the children ate a picnic lunch they also swam in the lake.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 7

  1. What is the subject of the following sentence?
    Michael and Daniel trained the birds to mimic and talk.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 8

  1. What sentence part is the underlined segment of the sentence?
    ??????????????????????????????? Emma and her friend attended the quilt show on Saturday.

    a.

    predicate

    b.

    subject

    c.

    fragment

2 points

Question 9

  1. Which error does the following sentence contain?
    The mall is crowded every store is having a sale.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 10

  1. Which of the following options is NOT an acceptable way to correct comma splices?

    a.

    Insert a semicolon to replace the comma.

    b.

    Remove the comma and do nothing else.

    c.

    Use a conjunction or transition to tie the ideas together.

2 points

Question 11

  1. The subject of a sentence tells who or what the sentence is about or who or what is doing the action.

2 points

Question 12

  1. What is the proper way to correct the following sentence error?
    The birthday party with ten 5 year-olds never seemed to end, the children were shouting and running everywhere!
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 13

  1. Identify the subject and predicate of the following sentence:
    The little girl ran happily through the rain.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 14

  1. Which of the following ways is NOT acceptable to correct the following fragment?
    Running out of breath.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 15

  1. What is the predicate of the following sentence?
    The dog chased the cat around the yard.

    a.

    chased the cat around the yard

    b.

    around the yard

    c.

    chased, around

2 points

Question 16

  1. What error does the following sentence contain?
    The baby crawled for the first time, his mother was thrilled!
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 17

  1. What is the proper way to correct the following sentence error?
    The kitten could not climb down from the tree it was chased up by a dog.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 18

  1. Which of the following options is an acceptable way to correct run-ons?

    a.

    Use transitions or conjunctions;

    b.

    Leave it alone; there?s nothing wrong with run-ons;

    c.

    Insert commas after each complete sentence.

2 points

Question 19

  1. What error does the following sentence contain?
    The doctor, taking time out of his busy day.
    a.
    b.
    c.

2 points

Question 20

  1. What common sentence error does the following contain?
    Taking the cake from the oven, my mom burned herself, she needed to use oven mitts.
    a.
    b.
    c.

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