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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Sentence Errors — Run-on Sentences: Part 2

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of run-on sentences.

What is the specific error in the following run-on sentences?

Example

Kurtis wants to buy a house so he is saving money.
improper punctuation
no linking word
improper punctuation AND no linking word

The correct answer is "improper punctuation".


1.

Daniel wants a scholarship, he works hard.

 

improper punctuation

 

no linking word

 

improper punctuation AND no linking word

     
2.

The cost of a university education is high many students need to work hard to get scholarships.

 

improper punctuation

 

no linking word

 

improper punctuation AND no linking word

     
3.

We arrived late for the movie, we decided to go to a restaurant instead.

 

improper punctuation

 

no linking word

 

improper punctuation AND no linking word

     
4.

Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
When the time comes, we will make a decision.

 

correct

 

run-on

     
5.

Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
Watching television is a good way to learn a language, talking with native speakers is better.

 

correct

 

run-on

     
6.

Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
Kimberly bought two pairs of earrings she couldn't decide which pair she liked the best.

 

correct

 

run-on

     
7.

Is this sentence correct, or is it a run-on?
It is important to save your money if you want to go on holiday.

 

correct

 

run-on

     
Choose the best correction for the following run-ons.
     
8.

The visitors spent the day shopping they wanted to find gifts to bring home.

 

The visitors spent the day shopping because they wanted to find gifts to bring home.

 

Since the visitors spent the day shopping, they wanted to find gifts to bring home.

     
9.

Tired and hungry, the hikers looked for a place they could rest.

 

The hikers were tired and hungry and looking for a place.

 

Tired and hungry, the hikers looked for a place where they could rest.

     
10.

I don't know the university is.

 

I don't know, the university is where?

 

I don't know where the university is.