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Posted: Mon 09/22/2008 12:08 PM, by: Jennifer Jackson ( jenn4474@email.phoenix.edu ) Previous Message Next Message
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124. Identifying and correcting fragments completed
Total score: 9 out of 10, 90%
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1. We were so excited about our vacation. A trip to Europe!

We were so excited about our vacation a trip to Europe!
We were so excited about our vacation, a trip to Europe!
Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. The renamer fragment (appositive) A trip to Europe! has been attached to the complete sentence, and a comma has been added.

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2. We began the trip in England. Rob has a friend who lives there.

We began the trip in England Rob has a friend who lives there. We began the trip in England, Rob has a friend who lives there. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. The original word group pair contains two complete sentences.

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3. Our flight from Seattle to London was the longest I'd ever taken. Making no stops between the two cities.

Our flight from Seattle to London was the longest I'd ever taken. It made no stops between the two cities. Our flight from Seattle to London was the longest I'd ever taken making no stops between the two cities. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. Making no stops between the two cities is an -ing fragment (a fragment that begins with a participle) and has been turned into a complete sentence.

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4. The plane landed in London at 11:00 AM. Because we were too tired to figure out the Underground, we decided to take a taxi.

The plane landed in London at 11:00 AM because we were too tired to figure out the Underground, we decided to take a taxi. The plane landed in London at 11:00 AM, because we were too tired to figure out the Underground, we decided to take a taxi. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. The original word group pair contains two complete sentences.

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5. We knew we needed to find a place. Where we could spend the first three nights of our vacation.

We knew we needed to find a place, where we would spend the first three nights of our vacation. We knew we needed to find a place where we could spend the first three nights of our vacation. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. The adverb fragment where we could spend the first three nights of our vacation has been attached to the complete sentence.

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6. As soon as we got settled, we visited the place I had wanted to see for years. Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth.

As soon as we got settled, we visited the place I had wanted to see for years, Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth. As soon as we got settled, we visited the place I had wanted to see for years Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. The renamer (appositive) fragment Buckingham Palace, the home of Queen Elizabeth has been attached to the complete sentence, and a comma has been added.

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7. Hundreds of people crowded around the gate. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family.

Hundreds of people crowded around the gate. They hoped to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family. Hundreds of people crowded around the gate hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family. Both word groups are complete sentences.

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Correct. Hoping to catch a glimpse of the Royal Family is an -ing fragment (a fragment that begins with a...
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