Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences


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What is a problem with the following sentence?

Looking for his favorite pair of glasses.

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1. Tatiana is writing a research paper and her professor told her to focus more on her grammar. Which of the following sentences is correctly written?


What is wrong with the following sentence?

Clint didn't talk much he just stared you down with cold, dead eyes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are three common sentence construction issues: comma splices, run-on sentences and sentence fragments. Our quiz and worksheet will test your ability to determine whether a sentence is suffering from one of these conditions, as well as your understanding of how to correct the issue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Comma splices lacking a conjunction
  • Improperly punctuated run-on sentences
  • Sentence fragments missing an independent clause

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about punctuation
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sentence construction lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding three common sentence errors and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson called Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices and Run-on Sentences will prepare you to:

  • Determine whether an example is a sentence or a sentence fragment
  • Discuss why it's okay to sometimes use sentence fragments
  • Fix a run-on sentence
  • Identify a comma splice and correct it