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After reading and reviewing the NFGW Handbook on comma-splice and run-on sentences, please complete the following GUM Exercises.
Activity 1
Directions: Correct the comma-splice or run-on sentence error, utilizing the method specified. Be certain to employ the correct punctuation, if necessary. (If you like, you may reverse the sentences, but both sentences should be provided.)

  1. The car was hardly worth trading, the frame was twisted and the block was warped. [Restructure the sentence with a subordinate conjunction.]
  2. The next time an event is canceled because of bad weather, don’t blame the meterologist, blame nature. [Make two sentences.]
  3. Ray was fluent in American Sign Language he could sign as easily as he could speak. [Restructure the sentence with the appropriate relative pronoun.]
  4. Susanna arrived with a stack of her latest hats she hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. [Restructure the sentence with a participial phrase.]
  5. There was one major reason for John’s wealth, his grandfather had been a multimillionaire. [Use a colon.]
  6. The neurosurgeion explained that the medication could have one side effect, it might cause me to experience temporary memory loss. [Use a colon.]
  7. As his first major project, Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City’s Central Park, it is one of the most beautiful urban spaces in the United States. [Restructure with an appositive phrase.]
  8. Subatomic physics is filed with strange and marvelous particles, they are tiny bodies of matter that shiver, wobble, pulse, and flatten to no thickness at all. [Restructure with an appositive phrase.]
  9. Anamaria opened the boxes crammed with toys, out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. [Restructure with subordinate conjunction.]
  10. Some parents argue that requiring uniforms in public schools improves student behavior and performance, they think uniforms give students a more professional attitude. [Restructure with subordinate conjunction.]
    Activity 2
    Directions: Correct the comma-splice or run-on sentence error, utilizing the method specified. Be certain to employ the correct punctuation, if necessary. (If you like, you may reverse the sentences, but both sentences should be provided.)
  11. The car was hardly worth trading, the frame was twisted and the block was warped. [Combine the sentences with a conjunctive adverb.]
  12. The next time an event is canceled because of bad weather, don’t blame the meterologist, blame nature. [Combine the sentences with a coordinating conjunction.]
  13. Ray was fluent in American Sign Language he could sign as easily as he could speak. [Combine the sentences with a conjunctive adverb.]
  14. Susanna arrived with a stack of her latest hats she hoped the gift shop would place a big winter order. [Combine the sentences with a conjunctive adverb.]
  15. There was one major reason for John’s wealth, his grandfather had been a multimillionaire. [Combine the sentences with a coordinating conjunction.]
  16. The neurosurgeion explained that the medication could have one side effect, it might cause me to experience temporary memory loss. [Combine the sentences with a coordinating conjunction.]
  17. As his first major project, Frederick Law Olmsted designed New York City’s Central Park, it is one of the most beautiful urban spaces in the United States. [Combine the sentences with a conjunctive adverb.]
  18. Subatomic physics is filed with strange and marvelous particles, they are tiny bodies of matter that shiver, wobble, pulse, and flatten to no thickness at all. [Use a colon.]
  19. Anamaria opened the boxes crammed with toys, out sprang griffins, dragons, and phoenixes. [Combine the sentences with a conjunctive adverb.]
  20. Some parents argue that requiring uniforms in public schools improves student behavior and performance, they think uniforms give students a more professional attitude. [Use a colon.]

Pages: 2 Double spaced (550 words)
Style and Sources: APA7, 1 source
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Study level: Proofreading
Assighnment type: Editing
Subject: Education
Language: US