Run-Ons
Transitions
Combining Sentences
Ordering Sentences
Sentence, Run-on, or Fragment

100

How should the following run-on sentence be corrected? 

Elliott reads to the children he colors with them, too. 

A. Elliot reads to the children; he colors with them, too. 

B. Elliot reads to the children, he colors with them, too. 

C. Elliot reads to the children: he colors with them, too. 

D. Elliot reads to the children. he colors with them, too.

A. Elliot reads to the children; he colors with them, too.

100

Which sentence shows the best transition?

A. The restaurant was out of chicken nuggets: also, we had to eat hamburgers.

B. The restaurant was out of chicken nuggets; anyway, we had to eat hamburgers.

C. The restaurant was out of chicken nuggets; therefore, we had to eat hamburgers.

D. The restaurant was out of chicken nuggets; besides, we had to eat hamburgers.

C.. The restaurant was our of chicken nuggets; therefore, we had to eat hamburgers.

100

Which sentence best combines the following sentences?

Jake is my dog. Jake is brown. Jake likes swimming in the pond.

A. Swimming in the pond, my dog Jake is brown.

B. My dog Jake likes swimming in the pond he is brown.

C. My brown dog, Jake, likes swimming in the pond.

D. Being brown and swimming in the pond is my dog Jake.

C. My brown dog, Jake, likes swimming in the pond.

100

Which sentence would most likely be the next in this paragraph?

A gray cat was sitting on my porch. My dog saw it and ran after it.

A. The dog ate its food.

B. The gray cat jumped and ran away.

C. The gray cat sat on the porch.

D. The dog looked out the window.

B. The gray cat jumped and ran away.

100

Is the following a sentence, fragment, or run-on? 

The students in the class. 

A. Sentence 

B. Fragment 

C. Run-on

B. Fragment

200

Which is the correct way to rewrite this run-on sentence? 

Diane takes the subway to school Jim rides the bus. 

A. Diane takes the subway to school. Jim rides the bus. 

B. Jim rides the bus Diane takes the subway to school. 

C. Jim takes the subway to school. Diane rides the bus. 

D. Diane takes the subway, to school Jim rides the bus.

A. Diane takes the subway to school. Jim rides the bus.

200

Fill in the blank with the word that best suggests the time sequence in the following paragraph. 

Studying for a test is not a complicated process if a student will follow a few simple steps. First, collect all of the materials needed to study including books, notes, and writing materials. _____________, select an area at home that is comfortable and lighted well. Remember the teacher's instructions about the test and review the subject matter from class notes. After reviewing the notes, read and reread important passages from the textbook. Finally, write out 20 important concepts from the chapter. Passing a test should be easy if a student follows these directions. 

A. Soon 

B. Next 

C. Later 

D. Last

What is B. Next

200

Which of the following is a compound sentence?

A. We saw dolphins swimming in the ocean, and we saw pelicans flying over the beach.

B. We saw young and old dolphins swimming at the beach in the Florida.

C. We saw dolphins swimming at the sunny beach in Florida.

D. One morning we saw young dolphins swimming at the beach.

A. We saw dolphins swimming in the ocean, and we saw pelicans flying over the beach.

200

Put the following sentences in proper order to best organize a paragraph. 

1. My problem was telling the diffrence between the flowers that were not blooming and the weeds. 

2. After digging up a couple of flowers, I finally figured out the difference and finished the job. 

3. Before leaving for work this morning, my mom told me to weed the flower bed. 

4. From the time I started the job, I encountered one problem. 

A. 3,1,4,2 

B. 3,2,4,1 

C. 3,4,1,2 

D. 3,4,2,1

C. 3,4,1,2

200

Is the following sentence a run-on, fragment, or sentence? 

The game seemed like it would last forever, it finally finished just before 10:00 pm. 

A. Run-on 

B. Fragment 

C. Sentence

A. Run-on

300

Which answer below corrects the following run-on sentence? 

My dog Rusty is a bulldog he likes to chase other dogs. 

A. My dog Rusty, is a bulldog, he likes to chase other dogs. 

B. My dog, Rusty, is a bulldog; because he likes to chase other dogs. 

C. My dog, Rusty, is a bulldog. he likes to chase other dogs. 

D. My dog, Rusty, is a bulldog, and he likes to chase other dogs.

D. My dog, Rusty, is a bulldog, and he likes to chase other dogs.

300

Choose a transitional word that best fills in the blank in the paragraph.

Building a new home was an adventure. After all the plans were in place, the carpenters arrived to get started. First, they built the foundation with blocks and concrete. Next, they began to construct the floors. ____________, the walls began to take shape. Then they built the roof. Finally, what started out as an idea on paper began to look like something to live in. A lot of work remained to be done, but in a short while the new house would be finished. 

A. Soon 

B. Second 

C. Third 

D. Last

A. Soon

300

Choose the sentence that best combines the following sentences. 

Kayla is a new student. She wears glasses. Kayla is an excellent softball player. 

A. Kayla is a new student who is an excellent softball player but wears glasses. 

B. Kayla, the new student who wears glasses, is an excellent softball player. 

C. The new student who wears glasses is Kayla; however, Kayla is an excellent softball player. 

D. Kayla, a new student, wears glasses, an excellent softball player.

B. Kayla, the new student who wears glasses, is an excellent softball player.

300

Which sequence best describes a chronological order of events in this passage. 

1. Ted repaired the leaky roof on the old restaurant. 

2. Meanwhile Ted took on other repair jobs at the restaurant including repairing the windows, fixing the wobbly desk, and hanging the new sign. 

3. During the week it took Ted to repair the roof, he became friends with Antonio, the restaurant owner. 

4. By the end of the spring, ted had the restaurant looking new. 

5. After each repair Ted was rewarded with fresh pizza from the restaurant. 

A. 1,3,2,5,4 

B.1,2,3,5,4 

C. 3.1.2.5.4 

D. 3.1.2.4.5

A. 1.3.2.5.4

300

My family's Thanksgiving meal. 

A. Run-on 

B. Fragment 

C. Sentence

B. Fragment

400

Which of the following sentences is a run-on?

A. Devin has already left to go to the swimming pool, and he forgot his sunscreen.

B. Devin has already left to go to the swimming pool he forgot his sunscreen.

C. Devin has already left to go to the swimming pool; he forgot his sunscreen.

D. Devin, who has already left to go to the swimming pool, forgot his sunscreen.

B. Devin has already left to go to the swimming pool he forgot his sunscreen.

400

Which of the following shows the best transition? 

A. We lost all power for two hours; therefore, a tree fell across the electric wires. 

B. A tree fell across the electric wires; consequently, we lost all power for two hours. 

C. A tree fell across the electric wires; likewise, we lost all power for two hours. 

D. A tree fell across the electric wires; nevertheless, we lost all power for two hours.

B. A tree fell across the electric wires; consequently, we lost all power for two hours.

400

Select the answer choice that best combines the following sentences. Maria went to Maui. Maui is an island in Hawaii. Maria went to visit her sister. 

A. To visit her sister, Maria went to an island in Hawaii. 

B. Maria went to Maui, an island in Hawaii, to visit her sister. 

C. Maria went to an island in Hawaii, to Maui, to visit her sister. 

D. Maria went to visit her sister on an island in Hawaii, to Maui, to visit her sister.

B. Maria went to Maui, an island in Hawaii, to visit her sister.

400

Arrange the following steps in the best order. How to setup a birdfeeder 

1. Assrmble your materials. 

2. Paint or stain the feeder. 

3. Construct the feeder. 

4. Fill the feeder with bird seed. 

A. 1,3,4,2 

B.1,3,2,4 

C. 1,2,3,4 

D. 1,4,3,2

B. 1,3,2,4

400

The batteries in the flashlight were dead I couldn't find matches to light a candle. 

A. Run-on 

B. Fragment 

C. Sentence

A. Run-on

500

Select the sentence that demonstrates the most effective way to correct the following run-on sentence.

The game seemed like it would last forever, it finally finished just before 10:00 pm.

A. forever;it

B. forever but it

C. forever it

D. forever: it

A. forever; it

500

Choose the transitional word to replace because in the following sentence. 

Scientists know some cave paintings are about 32,000 years old because the paintings depict animals that lived 32,000 years ago but are no longer alive. 

A. so 

B. when 

C. since 

D. or

C. Since

500

Read the following sentences and choose the best way to combine them. 

You buy the movie tickets. I'll get the popcorn at the concession stand. I'll get the drinks at the concession stand. 

A. You buy the movie tickets; I'll get the popcorn at the concession stand and I'll get the drinks. 

B. I'll get the popcorn at the concession stand, and while you buy the movie tickets I'll get the drinks too. 

C. You buy the movie tickets, the popcorn, and the drinks at the concession stand. 

D. You buy the movie tickets, and I'll get the popcorn and the drinks at the concession stand. \

D. You buy the movie tickets, and I'll get the popcorn and the drinks at the concession stand.

500

Put the steps in the best order: How to make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 

1. Put the two slices of bread together to form a sandwich. 

2. Get two slices of bread. 

3. Enjoy your sandwich. 

4. Put the two slices of bread in the toaster. 

5. Remove the bread from the toaster and apply the Peanut Butter and Jelly. 

A. 2,4,5,1,3 

B.1,2,3,4,5 

C. 2,1,4,5,3 

D. 1,2,4,5,3

A. 2,4,5,1,3

500

I am going to take my test on Monday, do a great job, and then enjoy my Thanksgiving break. 

A. Run-on 

B. Fragment 

C. Sentence

C. Sentence