SENTENCE FRAGMENTS: Practice Exercise 3 [Logo]
Of the three sentences in each group, select the one that is NOT a sentence fragment. Submit the form using the SUBMIT APPLICATION button at the end of the exercise. Your score will be returned to you in a few seconds.
Quizzes labeled "Practice Exercise" or "Additional Practice" are taken from the ancillary materials for Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide, by Evelyn Farbman, and are used by the Guide for Grammar and Writing with the kind permission of the book's author and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin.
1. 
Before the committee finished the annual report.
Get the file on Designs Unlimited for me.
Although the textbooks have not yet arrived.
2. 
Unless Mr. Parsons arranges the meeting.
In the most interesting book that I have ever read.
We considered several solutions to the problem.
3. 
Running the presses all by himself.
Impressed by several of the largest buildings in town.
Because Miles could not attend the seminar, he borrowed my notes.
4. 
By hiding all the ash trays in the house.
Our company has been considering a change in operating procedures.
The radio been on for hours.
5. 
To answer her audiences' many questions.
Hoping to convince the other committee members to vote for the bill.
Wanting to be respected by others is not a selfish goal.
6. 
While we were waiting, the usher announced the show was canceled.
When we finally arrived at the hotel.
That we expect to find in better condition.
7. 
Leaving early to catch a flight at the local airport.
Many of the students looking forward to the end of the semester.
To play the guitar better has been my dream for years.
8. 
At the monthly meeting of the regional astronomy society.
In the last five minutes, she has sneezed ten times.
ontinuing to think that the weather would clear.
9. 
The water was overflowing from the tub by the time she returned.
Since his subscription to the computer magazine had run out.
Several dogs running through the back yard.
10. 
Testing the sound system in the auditorium.
Hearing the train approaching, the crowd moved closer to the edge of the platform.
Before picking up her car at the repair shop.
11. 
Falling interest rates have resulted in increased real estate sales.
Which we were all very happy to hear about.
In the few stores that carry parts for that model.
12. 
Mr. Higgins been nominated for president of the nature society.
Dreaming of clear blue summer skies and long walks on the beach.
When we saw how much the town had changed, we were disappointed.
13. 
James having trouble starting his car.
Before deciding to finish weeding the grden.
Raised in Boston, she later moved to Tucson.
14. 
Surprised at how enthusiastic their response was.
Music sifted gently through the open windows.
At the opening of the new museum.
15. 
Since we knew they were busy, we didn't bother to call.
That she heard on the news this morning.
Whose latest book she had just read.
16. 
To graduate in the top 10 percent of the class.
The singer at the wedding, who was so highly recommended, sounded awful.
Which made me feel even worse than before.
17. 
Crossing the light just as the light changed.
From the way he signaled to his assistant.
When they returned, I was asleep.
18. 
Before the party was over.
After the game, we went out to eat.
Who planned the entire convention.
19. 
Caitlin been working at the restaurant for three months.
By preparing his speech several days in advance.
Watching television is a favorite pastime for many.
20. 
Although the reports aren't ready yet.
At the end of the last song, the audience stood and applauded.
Considering that the car has so many miles on it.

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