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. As per conversation with Engineering.

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

    3. To see if we can somehow rush orders through the system for processing.
                                                                   nd
    4. The monthly meeting will be at 9:00 am on Friday July 2          please be prepared.

    5. Covering the changes and challenges encountered over the last year.

    6. I would like to help you with your problem, please call 555-3287.

    7. I have broken down the areas of responsibilities by person, you can invite any people who will be

        of help to you in this study but you have the final responsibility for completion of the study as it

        pertains to your area.

    8. And will start promptly at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

    9. The team was not finished yet they challenged themselves to improve on the second machine by

        refining the standard work and implementing additional improvements.

    10. Thank you for your letter, we are always happy to hear from our consumers about how much they

        enjoy using our products.

    11. No one available to send.

    12. I’m still confused as to what happened please explain.

    13. If you have any questions please advise, Thanks.

    14. This is a very popular product, we have had very good ratings on it.

    15. Please send me a revised worksheet this one has too many errors for me to use for the report

        compilation.

    16. Hopefully this is good enough please let me know.

    17. If the problem cannot be corrected by phone.

    18. I don’t have time to discuss it now just handle it.




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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. As per conversation with Engineering.

           Fragment – needs more information.

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

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

           Thank you for your time; have a great day.

    3. To see if we can somehow rush orders through the system for processing.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    4. The monthly meeting will be at 9:00 am on Friday July 2 nd please be prepared.

           The monthly meeting will be at 9:00 am on Friday, July 2 nd. Please be prepared.

           The monthly meeting will be at 9:00 am on Friday, July 2nd; please be prepared.

    5. Covering the changes and challenges encountered over the last year.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    6. I would like to help you with your problem, please call 555-3287.

           I would like to help you with your problem. Please call 555-3287.

           I would like to help you with your problem; please call 555-3287.

    7. I have broken down the areas of responsibilities by person, you can invite any people who will be

        of help to you in this study but you have the final responsibility for completion of the study as it

        pertains to your area.

           I have broken down the areas of responsibilities by person. You can invite any people who

            will be of help to you in this study, but you have the final responsibility for completion of the

            study as it pertains to your area.

           I have broken down the areas of responsibilities by person. You can invite any people who

            will be of help to you in this study. You have the final responsibility for completion of the study

            as it pertains to your area.



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    8. And will start promptly at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    9. The team was not finished yet they challenged themselves to improve on the second machine by

        refining the standard work and implementing additional improvements.

           The team was not finished. Yet they challenged themselves to improve on the second

            machine, by refining the standard work and implementing additional improvements.

           They team was not finished yet. They challenged themselves to improve on the second

            machine, by refining the standard work and implementing additional improvements.

           They team was not finished yet; they challenged themselves to improve on the second

            machine, by refining the standard work and implementing additional improvements.

    10. Thank you for your letter, we are always happy to hear from our consumers about how much they

        enjoy using our products.

           Thank you for your letter. We are always happy to hear from our consumers about how much

            they enjoy using our products.

    11. No one available to send.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    12. I’m still confused as to what happened please explain.

           I’m still confused as to what happened. Please explain.

           I’m still confused as to what happened; please explain.

    13. If you have any questions please advise, Thanks.

           If you have any questions, please advise. Thanks.

    14. This is a very popular product, we have had very good ratings on it.

           This is a very popular product. We have had very good ratings on it.

           This is a very popular product; we have had very good ratings on it.




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    15. Please send me a revised worksheet this one has too many errors for me to use for the report

        compilation.

           Please send me a revised worksheet. This one has too many errors for me to use for the

            report compilation.

    16. Hopefully this is good enough please let me know.

           Hopefully, this is good enough. Please let me know.

           Hopefully, this is good enough; please let me know.

    17. If the problem cannot be corrected by phone.

           Fragment – needs more information.

    18. I don’t have time to discuss it now just handle it.

           I don’t have time to discuss it now; just handle it.




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