Major Sentence Errors
Subject Verb Agreement
Pronouns
Parallelism
Miscellaneous

100

Directions: Correctly Identify the following as: 

a) complete sentence         b) fragment 

c) run-on (may be a comma splice or fused sentence)

The storm that frightened my dog and cat late yesterday afternoon.

What is a fragment (B)?

100

Which is correct?

 A. The students gather in the library. 

B. The students gathers in the library.

What is A (plural subject, plural verb)

100

Which is the INDEFINITE PRONOUN? 

A. everyone                  B. she 

C. herself                     D. him

What is A (one words)

100

While on vacation in Florida, the family enjoyed swimming in the Atlantic, touring historic sites in St. Augustine, and ______ at local restaurants.

A. ate                       B. to eat

C. They eat               D. eating

What is eating (D)?

100

VERB TENSE - Choose the correct answer. 

The little boy didn't like dogs, and every time he saw one, he cries. 

A. doesn't                   B. sees 

C. cried                      D. No change is necessary.

What is C (past tense - did, saw, cried)

200

Directions: Correctly Identify the following as: 

a) complete sentence              b) fragment 

c) run-on (may be a comma splice or fused sentence)

Our family rescued the abandoned puppy from the animal shelter.

What is A (complete sentence)?

200

Choose the correct verb: 

Sarah, Jill, and Maria (go, goes) to the store.

What is GO?

200

Each marching band has their own style. 

A. her                    B. his  

C. its                     D. No change is necessary

What is C (its is the singular version, band not male or female)

200

Which sentence has no errors? 

A. My brother needed to change his tires, balance his checkbook, and clean his yard. 

B. My brother needed to have his tires changed, his yard cleaned, and a balanced checkbook. 

C. My brother needed a changing of his tires, a cleaning of his yard, and his balanced checkbook.

What is A (same verbs)

200

ADJ./ADV. 

After the tournament, the coach agreed that everyone had played (well, good).

What is WELL (adverb describes PLAYED)

300

Directions: Correctly Identify the following as: 

a) complete sentence             b) fragment 

c) run-on (may be a comma splice or fused sentence)

Dr. Scott is my dentist; he is a very pleasant person.

What is A (complete sentence)?

300

Either the newspapers or the public library contain the answers to common questions. 

A. contains 

B. is containing 

C. are containing 

D. No Change is necessary

What is A (Contains - make library (singular) agree)?

300

Choose the answer that corrects the errors in the sentence. 

John learned that if he takes the law into your own hands, he may have to suffer the consequences. 

A. one                    B. his 

C. they                   D. No change is necessary

What is B (don't switch around from he to YOU)

300

Stuart wiggled his foot, drummed a song with his pencil, and __________, but he could not burn off the caffeine-induced energy from an extra large cup of coffee. 

A. chewed a mouthful of gum 

B. was chewing a mouthful of gum 

C. his jaw worked a mouthful of gum

What is A (past tense verbs)?

300

TYPE OF SENTENCE: 

Jasmine was feeling blue because she couldn't find her cat. 

A. Complex                     B. Compound 

C. Fragment                    D. Compound-Complex

What is A (Complex)

400

Directions: Correctly Identify the following as: 

a) complete sentence          b) fragment 

c) run-on (may be a comma splice or fused sentence) 

The pitcher threw the ball to home plate, the runner was safe.

What is C (run on)?

400

Choose the answer that corrects the verb error. Pollen that falls from oak and pine trees cover the cars the spring rain has just washed. 

A. falls 

B. covers 

C. have 

D. No Change is Necessary

What is B (covers - Pollen covers (in between is an adjective clause))

400

Choose the option that corrects the error in the sentence. I like having a cell phone. You can make calls from the car, and I can also use it for emergencies. 

A. One likes                  B. I can 

C. you                          D. No Change

What is B (Shift around in person - keep it all in FIRST or THIRD person)

400

In a car, Bill wants __________, a sound system that vibrates with booming bass, and a style that attracts beautiful women. 

A. an engine that roars with power 

B. an engine roaring with power 

C. a powerful engine

What is A (noun plus THAT clause)

400

Choose the sentence that has correct punctuation: A. The students grades weren't posted, therefore, no one knew who made the highest score. 

B. The students' grades werent posted, therefore, no one knew who made the highest score. 

C. The students' grades weren't posted; therefore, no one knew how made the highest score.

What is C (correct apostrophes and semi colon)

500

Choose the correct answer. Grandfather opened the worn photo album, he began to relive happier times in his life. 

A. album, and he 

B. album and, he 

C. album; and 

D. No change is necessary.

What is A (it was a comma splice and needed a joining word)?

500

Choose the answer that corrects the error in verb. The trip to New Orleans that Michael and Jasmine was planning has been canceled, so they are making other plans.

A. were 

B. have 

C. make 

D. No change is necessary.

What is A (Michael AND Jasmine) plural

500

Choose the answer that corrects the error in the sentence. 

As Bill approached the stadium without a ticket, he wondered how he could convince them to let him in. 

A. everyone            B. the ticket takers 

C. him or her          D. No Change

What is B (who is THEM?)

500

__________, no recognition for her skills, and a dislike for the polyester uniform made Kelsey quit the ping-pong team. 

A. Because she was frustrated with the coach 

B. Frustration with the coach 

C. Having become frustrated with the coach

What is B

500

Identify the misplaced modifier in this sentence:

I stared up at the clouds waiting in the doorway.

A. clouds          B. waiting in the doorway

C. doorway       D. stared up at

What is B: waiting in the doorway?