Fused or Run-on Sentences: Practice 1 Answer Key

Directions: For each sentence below, write FS if it is a fused sentence or C if it is correct.

_FS_ 1. Many young athletes want to play for professional leagues, but few actually succeed.

FS__ 2. I lost my train of thought. Did you find it?

_FS_ 3. Laura was exhausted from hours of study; however, she made it to class on time.

_FS_ 4. Dolphins have killed sharks; however, they never attack humans.

_FS_ 5. The shrimp was served with its head still on; as a result, Mary lost her appetite.
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_C__ 6. Mary's sister, however, ate the shrimp anyway.

_C__ 7. In later years, Mary developed a shrimp allergy, but her sister still enjoys shrimp.

_FS_ 8. The roads were covered with ice; therefore, school was cancelled.

_C__ 9. The typewriter hummed loudly; consequently, I turned it off.

_FS_10. If you understand what a fused sentence is, you will be able to proofread for them in your papers; then, you will               be less likely to make such a mistake.

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