All of these are ways to correct comma splices, run-ons, and fused sentences except
A. join two independent clauses with a coordinating conjunction.
B. separate the two clauses with a period.
C. join two independent clauses with a subordinating conjunction.
D. join the two clauses with a semicolon.
A/an _______ tells us more about a noun or pronoun and must be placed directly before or directly after the noun or pronoun it refers to.
C. prepositional phrase
When you use _______ to define a word, you should use nouns to define nouns, verbs to define verbs, and adjectives to define adjectives.
A _______ lacks a verb, a subject, or both and isn’t a complete thought.
A. comma splice
D. sentence that
When one writes a typical paragraph, most of the sentences will be
When an author writes a/an _______ question in a paragraph, he or she intends to answer it in the balance of the paragraph.
All of the following are true about dangling modifiers except
A. dangling modifiers are essentially indistinguishable from fragments.
B. they aren’t logically related to the word or words they’re supposed to modify. (This is incorrect. I think option A should be correct)
C. they’re generally the first words of a sentence.
D. dangling modifiers can’t be corrected by moving words around.
Definition by negation is a good way to address people’s
_______ sentences have “you” as their implied subject.
A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition and
A. its object.
B. a verb.
C. a subject.
D. its predicate.
_______ paragraphs give readers step-by-step information.
An example of a prepositional phrase is
A. “the dog barked.”
B. “sleeping late.”
C. “the horns blared.”
D. “in the desk.”
These two sentences appear in a paragraph: “Sally loves horses.” “Sally hates cowboy movies.” If you combine these two sentences into one sentence, using the conjunction “yet,” your new sentence will have a
A. compound predicate.
B. compound subject.
C. complex predicate.
D. complex subject.
All of the following are guidelines for making your writing more engaging except
A. use different ways to join ideas.
B. use a mix of short and long sentences.
C. avoid using commands, questions, or exclamation.
D. vary the beginnings of sentences.
Which of the following can enhance your writing?
A. Varying sentence length
B. Making punctuation errors
C. Ignoring the reader
D. Using only one kind of sentence
The two kinds of _______ paragraphs explained in your textbook are the how-to paragraph and the explanation paragraph.
A/an _______ modifies a noun, a verb, or another adverb.
We read, “Sally hates spiders, my friend collects spiders.” Which kind of error are we seeing here?
A. Fragments joined by a comma
B. A run-on
C. A comma splice
D. Unnecessary punctuation
The _______ paragraph gives the reader directions on how he or she can do something.
A run-on occurs when two independent clauses are joined by a _______ conjunction.