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Because Ida was running late. She hailed a cab instead of waiting

for the bus. A. Ida hailed a cab. Because she was running late. B. Because she was running late, Ida hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus. C. Because Ida was running late and hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Who are willing to read to patients twice a week. A. Willing to read to patients twice a week, our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. B. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week. C. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week Read each statement below and select only the ones that are complete sentences. Check all that apply. A.Many child-development experts are lobbying to keep playtime and recess in elementary schools. B. Knowing the mental break it affords themselves. Teachers also appreciate the benefits of playtime. C.Children learn to negotiate with their peers. Sharing materials and making up games. D. These experts feel strongly that play benefits children developing cognitive and motor skills in important ways. Correcting Fragments That Are Missing Subjects or Verbs Directions: In the following table, select the column that best describes each of the following groups of words. Group of Words Fragment •Has Subject •Missing Verb Fragment •Missing Subject •Has Verb Fragment •Missing Subject •Missing Verb Sentence •Has Subject •Has Verb Throughout the European continent. Snatched the man's briefcase and ran off. The blacksmith's new apprentice. Hugh requested new equipment. Will Carlos remember to call us? Directions: Read the following numbered passage and answer the question that follows. (1) Ben Brown, a robotics engineer, came up with a new design. (2) For the pogo stick. (3) Brown's invention, which is called the BowGo, utilizes a flexing fiberglass strip. (4) This strip can store much more elastic energy. (5) Than a conventional steel coil. (6) The result is much higher bouncing, and in turn, much more fun. Source: Sabar, Ariel. "Extreme Pogo." Smithsonian, September 2012, pp. 67-68. Which of the following are true? Check all that apply. Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 1. Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4. Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3. Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 2. Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4. Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3. Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 5. Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 6.

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PART A

Because Ida was running late. She hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.

  • A. Ida hailed a cab. Because she was running late.
  • B. Because she was running late, Ida hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.
  • C. Because Ida was running late and hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.

 

Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Who are willing to read to patients twice a week.

  • A. Willing to read to patients twice a week, our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. 
  • B. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week.
  • C. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week

 

PART B

Read each statement below and select only the ones that are complete sentences. Check all that apply.

A. Many child-development experts are lobbying to keep playtime and recess in elementary schools.

B. Knowing the mental break it affords themselves. Teachers also appreciate the benefits of playtime.

C. Children learn to negotiate with their peers. Sharing materials and making up games.

D. These experts feel strongly that play benefits children developing cognitive and motor skills in important ways.

 

 

PART C

Correcting Fragments That Are Missing Subjects or Verbs Directions: In the following table, select the column that best describes each of the following groups of words.

GROUP OF WORDS

FRAGMENT

  • Has Subject
  • Missing Verb

FRAGMENT

  • Missing Subject
  • Has Verb

FRAGMENT

  • Missing Subject
  • Missing Verb

SENTENCE

  • Has Subject
  • Has Verb
Throughout the European continent.  X 
Snatched the man's briefcase and ran off. X  
The blacksmith's new apprentice.X   
Hugh requested new equipment.   X
Will Carlos remember to call us?   X

 

 

PART D

Directions: Read the following numbered passage and answer the question that follows.

(1) Ben Brown, a robotics engineer, came up with a new design. (2) For the pogo stick. (3) Brown's invention, which is called the BowGo, utilizes a flexing fiberglass strip. (4) This strip can store much more elastic energy. (5) Than a conventional steel coil. (6) The result is much higher bouncing, and in turn, much more fun.

Source: Sabar, Ariel. "Extreme Pogo." Smithsonian, September 2012, pp. 67-68.

 

Which of the following are true? Check all that apply.

  • Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 1.
  • Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4.
  • Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3.
  • Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 2.
  • Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4.
  • Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3.
  • Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 5.
  • Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 6.
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PART A

Because Ida was running late. She hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.

  • A. Ida hailed a cab. Because she was running late.
    • These two sentences should be together.
  • B. Because she was running late, Ida hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.
    • This is the most correct form.
  • C. Because Ida was running late and hailed a cab instead of waiting for the bus.
    • The conjunction "and" is not the correct one to use.

 

Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Who are willing to read to patients twice a week.

  • A. Willing to read to patients twice a week, our town's hospital is looking for volunteers.
    • The placement of "Willing to read to patients twice a week" to get the thought of the sentence. 
  • B. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers. Volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week.
    • Redundancy of the subject "volunteers" is not necessary.
  • C. Our town's hospital is looking for volunteers who are willing to read to patients twice a week
    • "who are willing to read to patients twice a week" describes the needed "volunteers"

 

PART B

Read each statement below and select only the ones that are complete sentences. Check all that apply.

A. Many child-development experts are lobbying to keep playtime and recess in elementary schools.

 

B. Knowing the mental break it affords themselves. Teachers also appreciate the benefits of playtime.

  • Corrected form: Knowing the mental break it affords themselves, teachers also appreciate the benefits of playtime.
  • Use comma to complete the thought of this sentence. 

C. Children learn to negotiate with their peers. Sharing materials and making up games.

  • Corrected form: Children learn to negotiate with their peers (by/through/while) sharing materials and making up games.
  • use conjunction (by/through/while) to express how the children learn with their peers

D. These experts feel strongly that play benefits children developing cognitive and motor skills in important ways.

  • Corrected form: These experts feel strongly that play benefits children (by/through) developing cognitive and motor skills in important ways.
  • use conjunction (by/through) to support the claim of the experts that "play" benefits the children.

 

 

PART C

Correcting Fragments That Are Missing Subjects or Verbs Directions: In the following table, select the column that best describes each of the following groups of words.

GROUP OF WORDS

FRAGMENT

  • Has Subject
  • Missing Verb

FRAGMENT

  • Missing Subject
  • Has Verb

FRAGMENT

  • Missing Subject
  • Missing Verb

SENTENCE

  • Has Subject
  • Has Verb
Throughout the European continent.  

X

 

This fragment obviously doesn't have any subject and verb. 

 
Snatched the man's briefcase and ran off. 

X

 

This fragment's verb is "snatched" and "ran off", thus missing subject, who snatched and ran off.

  
The blacksmith's new apprentice.

X

 

The subject is "blacksmith's new apprentice", then this fragment doesn't mention what the apprentice does, thus missing verb.

   
Hugh requested new equipment.   

X

 

The subject is "Hugh". The verb is "requested".

Will Carlos remember to call us?   

X

 

The subject is "Carlos". The verb is "remember".

 

 

PART D

Directions: Read the following numbered passage and answer the question that follows.

(1) Ben Brown, a robotics engineer, came up with a new design. (2) For the pogo stick. (3) Brown's invention, which is called the BowGo, utilizes a flexing fiberglass strip. (4) This strip can store much more elastic energy. (5) Than a conventional steel coil. (6) The result is much higher bouncing, and in turn, much more fun.

Source: Sabar, Ariel. "Extreme Pogo." Smithsonian, September 2012, pp. 67-68.

 

Which of the following are true? Check all that apply.

  • Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 1.
    • (1) Ben Brown, a robotics engineer, came up with a new design (2) for the pogo stick. 
  • Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4.
    • (4) This strip can store much more elastic energy (5) than a conventional steel coil.

OTHER OPTIONS, WHY NOT?

  • Sentence 2 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3.
    • FALSE, Sentence 3 is a complete sentence already. Sentence 2 is a fragment of Sentence 1.
  • Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 2.
    • FALSE, Sentence 3 is a complete sentence already.
  • Sentence 3 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 4.
    • FALSE, Sentence 3 is a complete sentence already.
  • Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 3.
    • FALSE, Sentence 3 is a complete sentence already. Sentence 4 is a supporting statement for Sentence 3 as Sentence 4 described "BowGo".
  • Sentence 4 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 5.
    • FALSE, Sentence 4 is a complete sentence already. Sentence 5 is the fragment of Sentence 4.
  • Sentence 5 is a fragment that belongs with sentence 6.
    • FALSE, Sentence 6 is a complete sentence already. Sentence 5 is the fragment of Sentence 4.