Grammar question

could some check my homework please
1. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps.
__ Sentence fragment – This is a fragment, it is not a complete sentence.
__ Comma splice
_XX_ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

2.I don't know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear.
__ Sentence fragment
_XX_ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

3.While I like bacon, it is not good for me.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
__ Run-on sentence
_XX_ Complete sentence (contains no error)

4.I like chocolate she likes butterscotch.
__ Sentence fragment
__ Comma splice
_XX_ Run-on sentence
__ Complete sentence (contains no error)

Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences.

5.When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs.
__ Pronoun shift in number
_XX_ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

6.The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend.
__ Pronoun shift in number
_XX_ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

7.Sally told Janice that she made the honor role.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference – Because she could refer to either girl, and it is not clear which one.
_XX_ No error

8.The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their career.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
_XX_ Ambiguous reference
__ No error

9.Dave hoped that __ and Steve would win the tennis tournament.
_XX_ him
__ himself
__ he
__ his

10.Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies.
__ Pronoun shift in number
__ Pronoun shift in person
__ Ambiguous reference
_XX_ No error

Identify the location or locations where apostrophe errors occur:

11.When we we're (A) on our way home, we were (B) eager to get they're (C).
__Only A
__Only B
__Only C
_XX_A and C

asked by LINDA
  1. 1. incorrect
    2. correct
    3. correct
    4. correct
    5. correct
    6. incorrect
    7. incorrect
    8. I would say "careers" since the reference is to "employees' careers" - but there's no pronoun error here.
    9. incorrect
    10. incorrect
    11. correct

    posted by Writeacher
  2. Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum.

    #1 = this could be a typo that "and" should be "are." It is not a run-on sentence.

    #2 = This is a run-on as the comma does not work; it needs to be either a semicolon or a period to begin a new sentence.

    #3, #4, #5, #6, #7 = correct

    #8 = looks fine

    #9 = he, because there are 2 subjects

    #10 = some people might hyphenate "chocolate-chip."

    #11 = OK

    posted by SraJMcGin
  3. 1. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps.
    __ Sentence fragment – This is a fragment, it is not a complete sentence.
    __ Comma splice
    _XX_ Run-on sentence
    __ Complete sentence (contains no error)
    Is there a typo in this sentence as Sra asked? Whether there is or not makes a difference in reading it, but it's definitely not a run-on.

    Identify the pronoun error in each of the following sentences.

    6.The teacher said they were going to grade the test over the weekend.
    __ Pronoun shift in number
    _XX_ Pronoun shift in person
    __ Ambiguous reference
    __ No error
    There's a pronoun shift here, for sure, but it's not in person. How many teachers are mentioned? To whom is "they" referring?

    7.Sally told Janice that she made the honor role.
    __ Pronoun shift in number
    __ Pronoun shift in person
    __ Ambiguous reference – Because she could refer to either girl, and it is not clear which one.
    _XX_ No error
    To whom is "she" referring -- Sally or Janice?

    8.The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their career.
    __ Pronoun shift in number
    __ Pronoun shift in person
    _XX_ Ambiguous reference
    __ No error
    I see no ambiguous reference here; the only error I see is the use of "career" instead of "careers" since obviously employees (plural) do not have one career among them! But that's not one of your choices.

    9.Dave hoped that __ and Steve would win the tennis tournament.
    _XX_ him
    __ himself
    __ he
    __ his
    See Sra's answer.

    10.Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies.
    __ Pronoun shift in number
    __ Pronoun shift in person
    __ Ambiguous reference
    _XX_ No error
    To whom does "her" refer - Lisa or Shelly?

    Let us know if you have further questions.

    =)

    posted by Writeacher
  4. Shouldn't there be a second comma in sentence #1
    "cats, unlike dogs, are fond of sitting in laps."

    posted by Anonymous
  5. it is asked Ann and you or You and Ann?

    posted by Anonymous
  6. Which portion of this sentence followed by a letter is not paralle?

    The company president inspired his employees (A), charmed the press (B), and redefined his company's strategic plan (C).
    A
    B
    C
    No error

    Which portion of this sentences followed by a letter is not parallel?
    The clown juggles (A), makes balloon animals (B), and will paint faces (C).
    A
    B
    C
    No error
    The retired fireman liked fishing (A), to hunt (B), and watching basketball on television (C)
    A
    B
    C
    No error

    posted by Sharen
  7. I want to know what a sitting is. plz.
    (i need it so i can finish my homework.)

    posted by Taylor

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