Thank you for the answers provided to the questions. I still need you to help me with the following questions.
1. Which of the following is a run-on sentence? A. The house was owned by the mayor. B. Mike joined the army, and he became more disciplined during the training. C. Karen's uncle arrives tomorrow she wants to see him. D. We like to take a walk after dinner.
2. Which sentence uses correct parallel construction? A. The painter wore glasses, gloves, and boots. B. Most people enjoy ice cream and the plant grows. C. You can either talk to the manager about your problem or writing a letter to the president of the company. D. Anyone who is going to work here will have to be athletic, an intelligent person, and have a good sense of humor.
3. Which of the following is a fragment? A. The truth can be unpleasant. B. The rams locked horns, and the tourists watched them from far away. C. The dancer floated across the stage D. The canoe with the blue stripes.
4. Which sentence contains repetitious words that should be left out? A. The bright star is visible B. The bright star is visible to the eye C. The star was visible centuries ago D. The star will soon disappear.
5. Which sentence contains words in italics that form a gerund phrase? (A gerund is a verb form used the same way as a noun) A. The laughing boy sat down B. An interesting novel provides good entertainment C. Winning the race demanded speed and endurance D. I am going home.
6. In which sentence are the italicized words a dangling modifier? (A dangling modifier is a phrase that doesn't modify the noun that's near it) A. Arriving ten minutes late, the store was closed for the night B. Flying beneath the cloud, the pilot could see the airport C. Resting on the sea bottom, the old trunk held many coins D. Not knowing the danger, the soldiers marched into the trap.
7. Which sentence uses the passive voice? A. The rain continued until dawn B. John searched for a job C. The tree was planted by Mary D. Lies destroy friendship.
8. In which sentence are the italicized words a dependent clause? (A dependent clause can't stand as a sentence on its own.) A. She went swimming, and her brother went boating B. The diving board broke when she jumped into the pool C. She wanted to leave early, or she wanted to stay overnight D. She became angry, but she would not leave without her brother.
9. One of the following sentence contains an independent clause and a dependent clause, which makes it a complex sentence. Which is the complex sentence? A. After the rain ended, the sky became blue B. Jenny was the largest elephant in the circus C. I came home; I saw an envelope in the mailbox D. I hesitated a moment, but her smile gave me courage.
10. Which of the following is a compound sentence? A. Kim will take her daughter shopping when she learns to behave in public B. Sue gave Jim a new racket, and he left the tennis courts C. Rain and heavy winds caused damaged along the coast D. We found our way home without a map.
11. Which of the following pairs of ideas could be combined into a compound sentence? (Remember that only related ideas should be joined into a compound sentence). A. The days became longer. The children could play outside later B. The street light were dim. The play was a success C. The weather had changed. The house seemed deserted D. We watched the news on television. The girls walked quickly to school.
12. In which sentence is the punctuation correct? A. Marge "said The train is just leaving" B. Marge said The train is just leaving C. Marge said "The train is just leaving" D. Marge said, "The train is just leaving"
13. In which of the following sentences is a semicolon used correctly? A. Joe watered the garden and; the plants did not grow B. Joe watered the garden; however, the plants did not grow C. Joe watered the garden but the plants; did not grow D. Joe watered; the garden yet the plants did not grow.
14. Which sentence contains italicized words that are used as an infinitive phrase? A. Kelly went to the grocery store B. Tom went there for some flour C. Jane parked her car behind a truck D. Mark wanted to go, but not today.
15. Which one of the following sentences is punctuated correctly? A. The sea calmed but no boats left shore B. The sea calmed, but no boats left shore C. The sea calmed; but no boats, left shore D. The sea, calmed, but no boats, left shore.
16. How could you combine the following two sentences into one compound sentence? The rabbit jumped into the bushes. The dog followed it. A. After the rabbit jumped into the bushes, the dog followed it B. The dog and the rabbit jumped into the bushes C. The rabbit jumped into the bushes, and the dog followed it D. The dog followed the rabbit when it jumped into the bushes.
17. Which of the following is a complex sentence that contains a dependent adverbial clause? A. Mark expects the photo to arrive on Tuesday B. Mark expects the photo to arrive late C. Mark expects the photo to arrive in damaged condition D. Mark expects the photo to arrive when the letter arrives.
18. How could you combine the following two sentences into a complex sentence with a dependent adjectival clause? The boy wore a green coat, He arried his sister home. A. The boy who wore a green coat carried his sister home B. The boy wore a green coat; he carried his sister home C. The boy carried home his sister's green coat D. The boy wore a green coat, and he carried his sister home.
19. Identify the compound sentence. A. Last summer, we decided to drive to the beach B. Because it has been sunny all week, we did not bring umbrellas C. The rain began to fall, but we did not want to leave D. While it rained on the beach, we swam in the ocean.
20. Identify the sentence that contains a noun clause in italics. A. Betty wants to harvest the corn B. When should Betty harvest the corn C. Betty would like to harvest the corn D. What Betty wants is to harvest the corn.