Posted by Leslie on .
Determine if the following sentences employ the correct use of commas and apostrophes. True=correct False=wrong
1. The child was alert upon awakening, nonetheless we felt a full workup was best at this time.
Looks good to me - flows nice.
False -- it's a run-on.
As a run-on sentence -
There could or should be a period after awakening
so the question is False ( not correct use of commas because you can't just put them in a sentence
The sentence has to have a subject and a predicate.
Yes, it's false. Basically, it's incorrect to separate sentences (independent clauses) with only a comma.
Take a look (subjects are underlined; verbs are bold):
The child was alert upon awakening,
nonetheless we felt a full workup was best at this time.
The word "nonetheless" is the same type of words as "however" or "then" -- a conjunctive adverb. It ISN'T a conjunction!!
So ... how would you fix that error?