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Writing in the Academic Disciplines: Sentence Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-on Sentences

Instructions: For each question, click on the radio button beside your answer. When you have completed the entire quiz, click the “Submit my answers” button at the bottom of the page to receive your results.

Question 1:


a) no error
b) run-on sentence
c) comma splice
d) sentence fragment

Question 2:


a) sentence fragment
b) run-on sentence
c) comma splice
d) no error

Question 3:


a) no error
b) run-on sentence
c) sentence fragment
d) comma splice

Question 4:


a) comma splice
b) run-on sentence
c) no error
d) sentence fragment

Question 5:


a) comma splice
b) sentence fragment
c) run-on sentence
d) no error

Question 6:


a) no error
b) comma splice
c) sentence fragment
d) run-on sentence

Question 7:


a) comma splice
b) no error
c) sentence fragment
d) run-on sentence

Question 8:


a) comma splice
b) no error
c) run-on sentence
d) sentence fragment

Question 9:


a) run-on sentence
b) sentence fragment
c) comma splice
d) no error

Question 10:


a) no error
b) run-on sentence
c) comma splice
d) sentence fragment

Question 11:


a) run-on sentence
b) no error
c) sentence fragment
d) comma splice

Question 12:


a) comma splice
b) no error
c) sentence fragment
d) run-on sentence

Question 13:


a) comma splice
b) sentence fragment
c) run-on sentence
d) no error

Question 14:


a) no error
b) sentence fragment
c) comma splice
d) run-on sentence

Question 15:


a) run-on sentence
b) comma splice
c) no error
d) sentence fragment