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Exercises

1: Identify the run-on sentence from the following paragraph.

Mary signed for the package, it was delivered by the mail carrier on Tuesday. The package was accidentally sent to the wrong floor, so it arrived a day late. Mr. Thompson needed the contents of the package for his presentation Monday afternoon.

2: Choose the correctly written sentence.
  1. Tom writes the sales reports on Monday, he distributes them on Thursday.

  2. Tom, writes the sales reports on Monday, he distributes them on Thursday.

  3. Tom writes the sales reports on Monday; he distributes them on Thursday.

3: Choose the correctly written sentence.
  1. The meeting for Thursday was cancelled, but it has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning.

  2. The meeting for Thursday was cancelled it has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning.

  3. The meeting for Thursday was cancelled, it has been rescheduled for Wednesday morning.

4: Choose the correctly written sentence.
  1. Mr. Jones wrote the five-year plan. He is president of the company.

  2. Mr. Jones wrote the five-year plan he is president of the company.

  3. Mr. Jones wrote the five-year plan, he is president of the company.




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