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Exercises

1: Most sentences should contain no more than ___ words.
2: ______ sentences should be broken into two or more sentences.
3: Classify the following sentences as simple, compound, or complex.

The strategic partnership provides the best distribution network to businesses.

As many of you already know, Icon is beginning work on a new company-wide newsletter.

This performance, month after month, is due to a diverse group of leading global products.

Mike works on several corporate accounts, and Holly deals with large consumer accounts.

Since he began working at Icon, Ward has been recognized as an impressive executive.

My friend offered me a piece of candy, but I was already chewing gum.

Before I left for lunch, I finished reading the report.

4: Convert the following sentences to active voice.

Icon’s success is defined by our employees.

The report will be completed by our department.

Icon International’s future is being planned by the board of directors.

5: Determine whether the following are run-on sentences. If so, rewrite the sentence to correct the error.

The report should be done by next Monday, however, George has been late in reviewing it, and I have been unable to revise it.

Jerry will write the report on Monday and edit it on Tuesday.




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