SENTENCES, FRAGMENTS AND RUN-ONS

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Identify whether each sentence is a fragment or a run-on. If the sentence is a run-on, re-write it to
make it grammatically correct.

    1. Attached is the System Test Plan, the Test Cases that changed are highlighted.

    2. The company that they acquired is in Detroit, that company will not be handling any of

        our calibrations.

    3. As per conversation with Engineering.

    4. Thank you for your time, have a great day.

    5. He says that every morning he has his operators check the loan tickets and that there

        has not been a day when they have been correct and he has to spend time looking for

        gages that are not there and that there are gages that are there but not on the loan ticket.

    6. Not all the samples were processed, the unprocessed samples were sent back to the

        customer.

    7. I would like to help you with your problem, please call 555-2947.

    8. The second point should be in a different section – (maybe “General”) it does not

        describe the content of the document, but rather gives instructions.

    9. I can’t seem to find this deviation, can you send me the information please so that I can

        request a deviation for Part # 2.

    10. Click on the single head icon to create new user – Add user name per instructions above.

    11. If the problem cannot be corrected by phone.

    12. Changes were lost due to duplicate old files and the system had to be cleared of all old

        duplicates and the print redrawn.

    13. A level 1 and 2.

    14. Titration equipment and the chemicals in the order of a few hundred dollars.

    15. As far as the design of the product.

    16. I left a message later on after I talked to her and told her that I would manually key the

        vacation hours taken and adjustments for this pay period because we need them to be

        corrected as soon as possible.


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Correct answers are shown underneath each sentence. If there is a choice of correct answers,
you will find more than one bullet.

    1. Attached is the System Test Plan, the Test Cases that changed are highlighted.

           Attached is the System Test Plan. The Test Cases that changed are highlighted.

           Attached is the System Test Plan; the Test Cases that changed are highlighted.

    2. The company that they acquired is in Detroit, that company will not be handling any of

        our calibrations.

           The company that they acquired is in Detroit. That company will not be handling any

            of our calibrations.

    3. As per conversation with Engineering.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    4. Thank you for your time, have a great day.

           Thank you for your time. Have a great day.

    5. He says that every morning he has his operators check the loan tickets and that there

        has not been a day when they have been correct and he has to spend time looking for

        gages that are not there and that there are gages that are there but not on the loan ticket.

           He says that every morning, he has his operators check the loan tickets. There has

            not been a day when they have been correct. He has had to spend time looking for

            gages that are not there and gages that are there but not on the loan ticket.

    6. Not all the samples were processed, the unprocessed samples were sent back to the

        customer.

           Not all the samples were processed. The unprocessed samples were sent back to

            the customer.

           Not all the samples were processed; the unprocessed samples were sent back to the

            customer.




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    7. I would like to help you with your problem, please call 555-2947.

           I would like to help you with your problem. Please call 555-2947.

           I would like to help you with your problem; please call 555-2947.

    8. The second point should be in a different section – (maybe “General”) it does not

        describe the content of the document, but rather gives instructions.

           The second point should be in a different section (maybe “General”). It does not

            describe the content of the document, but rather gives instructions.

    9. I can’t seem to find this deviation, can you send me the information please so that I can

        request a deviation for Part # 2.

           I can’t seem to find this deviation. Can you send me the information please, so that I

            can request a deviation for Part # 2?

    10. Click on the single head icon to create new user – add user name per instructions above.

           Click on the single head icon to create new user. Add user name per instructions

            above.

    11. If the problem cannot be corrected by phone.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    12. Changes were lost due to duplicate old files and the system had to be cleared of all old

        duplicates and the print redrawn.

           Changes were lost due to duplicate old files. The system had to be cleared of all old

            duplicates and the print redrawn.

    13. A level 1 and 2.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    14. Titration equipment and the chemicals in the order of a few hundred dollars.

           Fragment – needs more information.




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    15. As far as the design of the product.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    16. I left a message later on after I talked to her and told her that I would manually key the

        vacation hours taken and adjustments for this pay period because we need them to be

        corrected as soon as possible.

           I left a message later on, after I talked to her. I told her that I would manually key the

            vacation hours taken and adjustments for this pay period. We need them to be

            corrected as soon as possible.




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