Is it a sentence? — Answers

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By Corina Koch MacLeod

Here are the answers to today’s sentence quiz:

  1. She enjoys reading late at night. This sentence has a subject (she) and a verb (enjoys). It also begins with a capital letter and ends with correct punctuation (.).
  2. On their way to the grocery store. This fragment is missing the subject and the verb. Who was on the way to the grocery store? What happened on the way?
  3. The teacher took attendance This “sentence” is missing punctuation (.) to signal the end of the sentence.
  4. he stopped to talk to the neighbours. This “sentence” is missing a capital letter to signal the beginning of the sentence.
  5. The children wanted a trip to the zoo, they were on their best behaviour. This is a run-on sentence — two sentences (each with a subject and a verb) divided by a comma. To fix it, swap out the comma for a period. 
How did you do?

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