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Chapter 25. Unit summary: Improving sent... > Independent practice activity

Independent practice activity

1: Which of the following contains a sentence fragment?
  1. I will help you with the homework. If you ask me

  2. I studied for the exam. Therefore, I will do well.

  3. Ed missed the meeting.

  4. Because he left

  5. Caroline left early since it was raining.

2: Identify the fragment in the given text.

Ms. Jenkins wants the quarterly budget reports finished by the end of the month. She assigned them to Steve. Steve says the rough draft will be done by Monday. Then will edit them on Tuesday.

The company’s mission statement is on display in the lobby. It is framed on the wall above the magazine rack. Lists the goals for the company and its employees.

Mary’s computer is the fastest one in the advertising department. Also has a laser printer. Her co-workers are constantly borrowing it to complete their proposals.

3: Choose the sentence that is not a missing verb fragment.
  1. The budget meeting notes

  2. For the conference

  3. Sally left work at six o’clock.

4: Select the option that describes the following sentences.

This is going to be the most difficult exam of your college career, you had better start studying for it immediately.

  1. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

  2. This is a sentence fragment.

  3. This is a run-on sentence.

Right after the Christmas holidays and during those three weeks before class begins in January.

  1. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

  2. This is a sentence fragment.

  3. This is a run-on sentence.

She ran.

  1. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

  2. This is a sentence fragment.

  3. This is a run-on sentence.

Although he had been an often decorated soldier during World War II and had fought many battles for the losing cause of liberalism in Congress.

  1. There is nothing wrong with the structure of this sentence.

  2. This is a sentence fragment.

  3. This is a run-on sentence.

5: Determine whether the following sentences use active or passive voice.

Sentence Voice
The agendas were distributed last night. 
Jenny was working in the office. 
Mr. Jones is leaving for New York today. 





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