An interactive lesson on “Identifying Incorrect Sentences” from Wisc-Online in which users learn to identify run-on sentences, comma splices, and sentence fragments. In-lesson quizzes reinforce material as the lesson progresses.
This resource covers most grammar fundamentals and includes a section on “Avoiding Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.” Hyperlinks within the page provide additional information about related terms students may also need to know in order to fully comprehend the main lesson.
This webpage, “Sentence Fragments,” from Capital Community College begins with an overview of sentence fragments and possible causes of sentence fragments and follows up this material with two interactive quizzes. The first quiz asks students to correct passages containing sentence fragments and to then compare their corrections to a sample provided by the site. The second is a multiple choice quiz that asks students to identify fragments and run-on sentences.
The Grammar Bytes site has a number of resources, including a PowerPoint about Subject-Verb Agreement as well as several online exercises and handouts.
The concept of misplaced modifiers is often difficult to explain. Richard Nordquist at About.Com has collection of wonderful examples from professional writers that are both entertaining and instructive. They would make a good starting point for discussion of the topic.
Richard Nordquist at About.Com has posted 10 sentences that need to be rewritten. He also provides an answer key. Tip: Print out the exercise and distribute to students and then review Nordquist’s answers in class.
Purdue’s OWL site has three separate exercises that can be printed out. Exercises 1 and 2 contain wordy sentences while Exercise 3 is an extended passage that requires revision. Answers are also provided. Tip: Print and distribute the handout first and then review the answers online.