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Grammar Quiz : Final
Part I. Combine the following simple sentences with a coordinating conjunction (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) and a comma.
1. Bill and Madison are living in Hong Kong. Their children are studying in Australia.
2. Would you like to go out to dinner? Would you prefer to stay home?
3. Jane has gone to the bank. She plans to go shopping afterwards.
4. The wolves began to howl. The moon was full and shining bright.
5. I do not like anchovies. I do not like pepperoni.
Part II. Combine the following simple sentences with a subordinating conjunction (e.g., since, until, because, when, although, if) and a comma (if necessary).
1. The rain finally came. The people suffering from the drought rejoiced.
2. Foods that are high in saturated fat are unhealthy. Jane prefers to avoid them.
3. The thunder and lightning have stopped. We can take a walk.
4. Pat plays many different musical instruments. She does not play the tuba.
5. Luke has nothing better to do. He will agree to go shopping with you.
Part III. Identify the following sentences as a fragment (F), a comma-splice error (C), or a Run-on (R).
1. Ms. Smith will help us with the gardening today, she has a green thumb. ______
2. Will has left his keys on the table he is going to be locked out again. _______
3. Jose graduating from medical school this June. _______
Part IV. Correct the following fragments.
1. Leaving the lights on depleting our natural resources and wasting money.
2. Went to the movies and saw a great film last night.
3. The movie had excellent special effects. Which I always enjoy watching.
Part V. Correct the following comma-splice and run-on errors using a semicolon and a transition word (or phrase).
1. You may watch television, you must finish your homework first.
2. This winter was warmer than last winter. It was the warmest winter on record.
3. Smoking causes many illnesses. You should quit as soon as possible.
4. The building is old and deteriorating it is a historic landmark and should be restored.
5. Gloria finished law school in June she has passed the Florida Bar exam with flying colors!
Part VI. Indicate whether a colon or a semicolon should be used in the following sentences.
1. We calculated our expenses for the trip __ gas, hotels, restaurants, and souvenirs.
2. The team members rushed onto the field___ it was the biggest brawl in baseball history.
3. Jim recited the most famous soliloquy by Hamlet __ "To be or not to be, that is the question."
4. Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter associated with bonding___ in fact, it is often referred to as the "cuddle hormone."
Part VII. Correct the following punctuation errors.
1. Bill who has spent his life helping others, has suddenly fallen ill.
2. I enjoy all kinds of seafood; especially shrimp and lobster.
3. That band plays all kinds of music; jazz, rock and roll, R&B, metal, and hip-hop.
4. De Waal describes reciprocity and empathy as "pillars of morality": he also explains how they have most likely evolved from earlier species.
5. Robert Sapolsky teaches at Stanford University, and studies baboons in Africa.