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ACT English Practice: Sentence Construction

Instructions:

Choose an answer and hit 'next'. You will receive your score and answers at the end.

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Minzy wanted to get some more Q-tips, cotton balls, and she also needed nail polish remover.

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1. When driving a truck, one has to be very aware of where your blind spots are.

2. Chilled from the harsh November wind, John put on his coat.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fragments, run-ons, parallel structure and shifts in construction are common sentence construction errors. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on these issues.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to access your knowledge of:

  • Fragments
  • Run-on sentences
  • Parallel structure
  • Shifts in construction

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections- understand how to avoid shifts in sentence construction
  • Problem solving- use your knowledge of sentence construction to identify run-on sentences
  • Explaining key concepts- accurately define, recognize and avoid the use of fragments in sentence construction

Additional Learning

To learn more about constructing sentences, review the accompanying lesson on Sentence Construction in ACT English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Avoid the use of sentences containing two complete thoughts that aren't properly connected
  • Avoid the use of incomplete sentences (broken or detached)
  • Use the same pattern of words to show that two or more words are of equal importance
  • Avoid verb changes in the middle of sentences
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