Writing Conventions Diagnostic Test
starstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstarstar
by Danielle Cohen
| 12 Questions
Note from the author:
Under construction
--conventions test prior to scoring argumentative essay
1
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"To warn motorists of the ice forming on bridges."
Fragment
Sentence
2
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"Can you prove it?"
Fragment
Sentence
3
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"After rehearsal we got together and memorized our lines."
Fragment
Sentence
4
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"Leroy, playing defensive end for the lions."
Fragment
Sentence
5
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"In the spring, when the warm sun shines upon the fresh green beauty of the earth and when red tulips wave in the March winds."
Fragment
Sentence
6
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"Although Bertha receives a large allowance"
Fragment
Sentence
7
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a fragment or a sentence.

"That Claude told the truth"
Fragment
Sentence
8
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.

"Where are Riff and Raff those cats won't come when I call them."
Run-on Sentence
Correct Sentence
9
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.

"Last year we spent our vacation in Pennsylvania. This summer we plan to drive through the Southwest."
Run-on Sentence
Correct Sentence
10
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.

"Modern medicine is greatly indebted to these pioneers."
Run-on Sentence
Correct Sentence
11
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.

"In the nineteenth century Louis Pasteur proved that germs cause disease, he also discovered several methods of killing germs."
Run-on Sentence
Correct Sentence
12
1 pt
Determine whether the group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.

"For many centuries scientists knew very little about the blood, in the early seventeenth century William Harvey's theory of blood circulation started a kind of revolution in medicine."
Run-on Sentence
Correct Sentence
Add to my formatives list

Formative uses cookies to allow us to better understand how the site is used. By continuing to use this site, you consent to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.