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8.1 Sentence Fragments: Pretest

Pretest
Instructions

A Pretest allows you to see what you need to concentrate on in the text.

Some of the following sentences are fragments. If a sentence is a fragment write a capital F in the space provided; if a sentence is OK, write a capital C. (Lower-case letters won't work properly.) Check each answer as you go along. At the end of the pretest, click on "My totals, please" and the computer will break down the total scores, showing which sections of this chapter you should concentrate on.

  1. However, don't criticize her for acting the way she does.
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  2. But determined to prove her point.
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  3. We been living in this town for nine years.
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  4. If you can't agree with the experts on buying the missiles.
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  5. Because of all your arguing and fussing, I am confused now.
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  6. Sneaking around like that not making a good impression.
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  7. Although the hinges were missing, the door was solid.
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  8. With his type of personality, and in spite of his shyness.
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  9. Expecting them to tell me to come home.
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  10. Which was quite a challenge I can tell you.
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  11. In his opinion, thinking of nice things to do is enough.
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  12. In addition to the car's unreliability and our lack of cash.
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  13. On the other side of town where the roads are better.
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  14. On the other hand, he'd look funny in a long cape.
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  15. To see her the way she is now amazes me.
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  16. Studying all the time and sometimes refusing to stop for dinner.
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  17. Because the article was so confusing, I wrote to the editor.
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  18. Meaning that she'll get the best grades she can.
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  19. Just as you called, I thinking about you.
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  20. Making herself an afternoon snack, she often misses dinner.
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  21. That noise is making it hard for me to hear.
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  22. You'd think she would go on to college, with those good grades.
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  23. If they can argue, we can argue, too.
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  24. Finally the appointment forgotten by both of them.
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  25. The lake at the bottom of the field beyond the new bridge.
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