Sentence Fragments and Run-ons English 1A In the space provided, indicate whether each item below contains afragment (F)ora run-on (R-O).Then correct...
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Sentence Fragments and Run-ons     ​​​     English

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In the space provided, indicate whether each item below contains a fragment (F) or a run-on (R-O). Then correct the error by revising the sentence. (Tip: a fragment is less than a sentence, is not a complete thought with a main subject and verb; any sentence that includes a comma splice is a run-on.)

 

 

1. Amy was looking up words in the dictionary. But was having trouble. She didn't know how to spell them.

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2. Lawsuits seem to be getting out of hand. One little girl sued the Cracker Jack company. Because the free prize was missing from her box.

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3. Lew and Marian left for their vacation at nine o'clock, they came back at 9:30. Lew wasn't sure he had locked the front door.

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4. Ellie's new glasses were much stronger than her old ones. As she walked out of the doctor's office. The floor seemed to leap up at her.

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5. One of my earrings fell off, it rolled under the stove. I could see it gleaming in the dim light but couldn't reach it.

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6. Thinking that he would save some money. Vince bought the no-frills brand of dog food. Unfortunately, the dog refused to eat it.

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7. Mark loves all kinds of sports. On weekends he plays basketball, occasionally he gets in a game of touch football as well.

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8. I went to sleep under two blankets and a quilt. I dreamed I was lost in the desert. With the hot sun beating down on me.

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9. My mother loves to enter contests. For example, magazine sweepstakes and charity raffles. One day, she feels, her number will come up.

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10. It rained heavily for three days. A great deal of mud washed into the river. Which now looked like a stream of melted chocolate.

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