Fused sentences and comma splices

In this lesson, we will build on our knowledge of sentences by looking at some of the mistakes students make when they are writing. These mistakes are called 'fused sentences' and 'comma splices'.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A sentence must contain...

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Q2.The subject of a sentence is...

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Q3.What is the subject of this sentence: "Even though he had lots of friends, Jacob wished he had a best friend."

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Q4.Which of these does NOT cause a sentence to be called a fragment if the sentence does not include it.

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Q5.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "Despite knowing he was sick."

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Q6.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "Every morning, John and Cara argued."

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Q7.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "The play at nine o'clock."

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Q8.The phrase "Although it was funny." is a fragment. Which of the options below make it a correct sentence?

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.A sentence must contain...

1/8

Q2.The subject of a sentence is...

2/8

Q3.What is the subject of this sentence: "Even though he had lots of friends, Jacob wished he had a best friend."

3/8

Q4.Which of these does NOT cause a sentence to be called a fragment if the sentence does not include it.

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Q5.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "Despite knowing he was sick."

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Q6.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "Every morning, John and Cara argued."

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Q7.Which of the statements is true about the following phrase? "The play at nine o'clock."

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Q8.The phrase "Although it was funny." is a fragment. Which of the options below make it a correct sentence?

8/8

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English Grammar. Unit 27 - Lesson 2. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices.

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.An independent clause can be...

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Q2.Choose the statements which are independent clauses
The sea was beautiful.

Select one (1) boxes

Although he worked.

Select one (1) boxes

The plate needed washing up.

Select one (1) boxes

Because she was.

Select one (1) boxes

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Q3.A comma splice is...

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Q4.Which of the following is an example of a comma splice?

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Q5.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test."

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Q6.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test and he had studied hard."

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Q7.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test, he had studied hard."

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Q8.This is a fused sentence: "I bought a new dress for the party it sparkles and catches the light beautifully." Which of the options below makes this correct?

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Quiz:

English Grammar. Unit 27 - Lesson 2. Fused Sentences and Comma Splices.

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Q1.An independent clause can be...

1/8

Q2.Choose the statements which are independent clauses
The sea was beautiful.

Select one (1) boxes

Although he worked.

Select one (1) boxes

The plate needed washing up.

Select one (1) boxes

Because she was.

Select one (1) boxes

2/8

Q3.A comma splice is...

3/8

Q4.Which of the following is an example of a comma splice?

4/8

Q5.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test."

5/8

Q6.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test and he had studied hard."

6/8

Q7.Which of the statements is true about the following example? "James felt confident for the test, he had studied hard."

7/8

Q8.This is a fused sentence: "I bought a new dress for the party it sparkles and catches the light beautifully." Which of the options below makes this correct?

8/8

Lesson summary: Fused sentences and comma splices

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