Practice Avoiding Fragments, Run-ons and Comma Splices
Need some additional practice avoiding fragments, run-ons or comma splices? Any of the websites below can provide you with some useful practice exercises and quizzes, and practice, as you know, makes perfect..
> Exercise Central, from Bedford St. Martins. (Must registrar for first use, but well worth the extra step.)
> From the BBC, Skillswise Words: Factsheet, self-scoring quizzes and even games: how many happy faces can you win?
> Commas vs. semicolons: Which to Choose? Practice with this interactive quiz from Purdue's OWL.
> Tired of just reading about semicolons? Download Grammar Girl's podcast and listen to your heart's delight.
> Tired of listening? View a PowerPoint presentation or movie clip on semicolons and colons.