Comm 215 Review

The following word group is a FRAGMENT

    1. That movie, one of my favorites. True
    2. The local baseball tea, needing a good pitcher most of all. True
    3. Using a flashlight, he looked under the bed for his shoes. False

The capitalized verb agrees with the subject

    4. Three employees from our company and one from our competitor WAS fired. False
    5. Forgot to write sentence. True
    6. Six girls and one boy WAS in the dance class. False

Quotation marks are correctly used in the following sentence, the entire sentence is correctly punctuated and all the words are capitalized.

    7. “This is a fantastic opportunity”, the salesman insisted. False
    8. “Are you serious?!?” Fred asked. False
    9. My best friend said that “She’d heard something like that.” False

Sentence Fragment, Comma Splice, Run-On Sentence, or Complete Sentence

    10. Cats, unlike dogs and fond of sitting on laps. Sentence Fragment
    11. I don’t know what you want me to do, the directions are not clear. Comma S
    12. While I like bacon, it is not good for me. Complete Sentence
    13. I like chocolate she likes butterscotch. Run-On Sentence

Pronoun Shift in Number, Pronoun Shift in Person, Ambiguous Reference, or No Error

    14. When one buys insurance, you need to be clear about your needs. Pronoun   Shift in Person
    15. A person who is attempting to improve their character needs to become aware of their own weakness as well as the good qualities of others. Pronoun shift in Number
    16. Sally told Janice that she made the honor roll. Ambiguous Reference
    17. The new employees worked long hours, hoping that doing so would advance their careers. No Error
    18. Dave hoped that Steve and ___ would win the tennis tournament. He
    19. Lisa hoped that Shelly had remembered to ask her mother for the chocolate chip cookies. Ambiguous Reference

Identify the location or locations where the apostrophe error occurs...