Please answer the following questions.
1) What is a comma splice? What are three ways to fix it (excluding the use of a period)?
2) What is a run-on sentence? What are three ways to fix it (excluding the use of the period)?
For the following questions, identify whether the following sentences are punctuated correctly. If incorrect, write the letter that best represents the error next to the question, and rewrite the sentence so that it is correctly punctuated. Please note that you may not use a period or rephrase/add/delete anything (other than a coordinating conjunction); only the punctuation may be changed.
|A. Correct As Is||F. Serial Comma|
|B. Run On||G. Incorrect Use of Colon|
|C. Comma Splice||H. Incorrect Use of Semicolon|
|D. Comma After Introductory Element||I. Dangling Modifier|
|E. Non-essential Element|
Original: Captain Picard while commanding the Starship Enterprise encountered many new life forms.
Corrected: Captain Picard, while commanding the Starship Enterprise, encountered many new life forms. (Non-Restrictive Element) aka, Non-Essential Element
_____ 1) As the boat turned approximately a dozen dolphins began to follow it.
_____ 2) The subjects were given the experimental medication, researchers noticed immediate results.
_____ 3) Usually I have time to study before class.
_____ 4) Researchers instructed participants to separate items by shape, color and size.
_____ 5) The professor gave the necessary instructions and the students began the test as soon as they were
_____ 6) The wild flowers were beautiful, however, my allergies were driving me crazy.
_____ 7) Having chosen nursing as a career Susan enrolled in many science courses.
_____ 8) The researcher explained the task to the participant but he still didn’t understand what he was
supposed to do.
_____ 9) When he was in high school he was known only as an athlete.
_____ 10) The test next week is going to be really difficult, you should start studying as soon as possible.
_____ 11) She was too far along in her research, however, to change her topic now.
_____ & _____ 12) The prosecutor argued that the defendant who was at the scene of the crime who had a
strong revenge motive and who had access to the murder weapon was guilty of homicide.