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					Worksheet on Fragments and Run-ons

Mark C for a complete sentence, and mark F for a fragment. Make the
fragments into complete sentences by adding a subject, a verb, or both, and a
period at the end.
  1. I was late for class
  2. As we wait for the rain to stop
  3. When Alex phones
  4. She goes to Centennial College
  5. Until you eat your vegetables
  6. They plan to visit Nova Scotia this summer
  7. Ate at a famous restaurant
  8. Even though I was tired
  9. While working the night shift
  10. For example, hockey and skating
  11. After she finished her essay
  12. Expecting to hear from you soon
  13. Provided that you pass the exam
  14. Before you leave
  15. Although he was shy

Complete the sentence with an appropriate independent clause. Add commas
where necessary.
  1. Even though it was raining ____________________________________
  2. ______________________________________ until we bought the car.
  3. If you want to do well in your essay _____________________________
  4. Having moved to a new country ________________________________
  5. _____________________________________ before I change my mind.
  6. Although she was late _______________________________________.
  7. __________________________________ because he studies regularly.
  8. ____________________________ like baseball, basketball, and volleyball.
  9. _________________________________________ after I proofread it.
  10. _______________________________ as soon as I finish the assignment.

Correct each of the following run-on sentences.
  1. I washed the dishes then I did the laundry.

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  2. Those skirts are nice I will buy one.
  3. There was no heat, consequently we froze all night.
  4. It was my bestfriend’s birthday I gave her a present.
  5. He asked for a raise she got it.
  6. She is a good mother, she pays attention to her children.
  7. My paper is late thus it will lose marks.
  8. Students write essays, teachers correct them.
  9. The teacher raised his voice, he was frustrated.
  10. The movie was hilarious, I saw it three times.

Correct the run-on sentences using the four different ways discussed in the
Review Sheet on Run-ons.
  1. Writing an essay is hard work, it is satisfying.
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  2. I wanted to book a tutoring appointment, the tutor is fully booked.
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  3. She wanted to be a nurse, she is interested in helping other people.
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  4. Carl wanted to buy a new car it is too expensive.
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  Write a paragraph with 12-14 sentences. Avoid fragments and run-ons
  when you write it. Book a free tutoring appointment with the English
  tutor. Ask him/her to check if you have fragments or run-ons.


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