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Homework Help: English

Posted by christopher on Monday, April 19, 2010 at 9:24pm.

Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
Janet entered the abandoned mountain monastery she noticed the moss-covered rocks below.
Janet entered the abandoned mountain monastery, she noticed the moss-covered rocks below.
Before entering the abandoned mountain monastery, Janet noticed the moss-covered rocks below.
Janet entered the abandoned mountain monastery; she noticed the moss-covered rocks below, she wondered how long they had been there.



Question 2 Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
Bill was disguised in the photograph, therefore, his wife failed to recognize him.
Bill was disguised in the photograph therefore, his wife failed to recognize him.
Bill was disguised in the photograph; therefore, his wife failed to recognize him, she put the picture down and walked away.
Bill was disguised in the photograph; therefore, his wife failed to recognize him.



Question 3
Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were political rivals after the Revolutionary War both served in the administration of George Washington.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were political rivals after the Revolutionary War, both served in the administration of George Washington.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were political rivals after the Revolutionary War, even though both served in the administration of George Washington, they both believed they served Washington well.
Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were political rivals after the Revolutionary War, even though both served in the administration of George Washington.



Question 4
Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
If I'm not mistaken, that's your fourth piece of pie!
I'm not mistaken, that's your fourth piece of pie!
I'm not mistaken that's your fourth piece of pie!
If I'm not mistaken, that's your fourth piece of pie, how could you be so hungry?



Question 5
Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
His hair was oiled and slick, as a result, the girl found him unattractive.
His hair was oiled and slick; as a result, the girl found him unattractive, she left without a word.
His hair was oiled and slick; as a result, the girl found him unattractive.
His hair was oiled and slick as a result, the girl found him unattractive.



Question 6
Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
The lampshade spun in a bizarre frenzy; it was the strangest thing I'd ever seen, I couldn't believe my eyes!
The lampshade spun in a bizarre frenzy it was the strangest thing I'd ever seen!
The lampshade spun in a bizarre frenzy, it was the strangest thing I'd ever seen!
The lampshade spun in a bizarre frenzy; it was the strangest thing I'd ever seen!



Question 7
Identify the correctly punctuated sentence below.
As silly as it may seem, I enjoy drinking tea from a wine glass; do you have similar peculiar habits?
As silly as it may seem, I enjoy drinking tea from a wine glass, do you have similar peculiar habits?
As silly as it may seem, I enjoy drinking tea from a wine glass; do you have similar peculiar habits, do you think other people have them too?
As silly as it may seem, I enjoy drinking tea from a wine glass do you have similar peculiar habits?



Question 8
What is a fused sentence?

a topic sentence
a run-on sentence
a fragment
a long sentence



Question 9
What is a comma splice?

inserting commas in the parenthetical documentation where they are not needed
forgetting to insert an apostrophe
having two independent clauses joined by a comma but without a coordinating conjunction
overuse of commas in a paragraph



Question 10
A comma splice might occur if you do what?

forget to insert commas at all
include a comma when you use a coordinating conjunction
put commas before every "and" in your sentences
use a comma instead of a semicolon between two independent clauses in a sentence without a coordinating conjunction



Question 11
Which of the following is a joining word?

foreshadowing
fourth
for
formerly



Question 12
Which of the following is a joining word?

so
how
who



Question 13
I agree that we should do something to resolve the problem; ________ I am not sure I would go to the extreme that you recommend.

however
for
nor
so



Question 14
I didnŐt know which movie I wanted to see _______ it was hard to decide.

insert a comma
insert a colon
insert an exclamation point
insert a semicolon



Question 15
My eye doctor gave me an eye exam ________ I had headaches and wondered if I needed a new prescription.

insert the word and
insert a comma and the word for
insert the word but
insert a comma



Question 16
The recipe says to stir together flour, salt, and baking soda _______ add to butter, eggs, and vanilla mixture and stir to blend.

add the word and
insert a question mark
insert a comma
insert a period and make two separate sentences



Question 17
The movie was over _______ everyone really seemed to enjoy it.

insert a comma
insert the word however
insert a semicolon
insert a hyphen



Question 18
I plan to go shopping for Christmas gifts soon ______ I have to buy several gifts to mail to friends and family who live out of state.

insert a colon
insert a comma and the word or
insert a comma and the word for
insert a comma and the word therefore



Question 19
He asked me if I would go with him to meet the prospective students _______ he said they might enjoy meeting someone who is a scholar and an athlete.

insert a semicolon
insert a comma and the word nor
insert a comma
insert a comma and the word yet



Question 20
Select the answer that corrects the comma splice or fused sentence.


Janet left fingerprints on the glass, the detectives were able to solve the crime.
Janet left fingerprints on the glass so the detectives were able to solve the crime.
Janet left fingerprints on the glass; consequently, the detectives were able to solve the crime.
Janet left fingerprints on the glass, consequently, the detectives were able to solve the crime.
Janet left fingerprints on the glass the detectives were able to solve the crime.

My answers

1.Before entering the abandoned mountain monastery, Janet noticed the moss-covered rocks below.

2.Bill was disguised in the photograph; therefore, his wife failed to recognize him, she put the picture down and walked away.

3.Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson were political rivals after the Revolutionary War, even though both served in the administration of George Washington.

4. If I'm not mistaken, that's your fourth piece of pie, how could you be so hungry?

5. His hair was oiled and slick; as a result, the girl found him unattractive, she left without a word.

6.The lampshade spun in a bizarre frenzy; it was the strangest thing I'd ever seen, I couldn't believe my eyes!

7.As silly as it may seem, I enjoy drinking tea from a wine glass; do you have similar peculiar habits, do you think other people have them too?

8. a run-on sentence

9.having two independent clauses joined by a comma but without a coordinating conjunction

10.use a comma instead of a semicolon between two independent clauses in a sentence without a coordinating conjunction

11.foreshadowing

12.who

13.however

14.insert a semicolon

15.insert a comma and the word for

16.add the word and

17.insert a hyphen

18.insert a comma and the word therefore

19.insert a semicolon

20.Janet left fingerprints on the glass; consequently, the detectives were able to solve the crime.

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