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Sentence Structure

These OWL resources offer information and exercises on how to clarify sentences and specifically discuss sentence clauses, sentence fragments, sentence structure, and subject-verb agreement.

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Sentence Clauses: Independent and Dependent Clauses

This resource provides exercises on the differences between independent and dependent clauses that you may print. Once you print the exercise, identify and correct the misuse of these clauses. Click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.

Sentence Fragments

This resource includes three exercises on fragments of increasing difficulty that ask you to identify and correct sentence fragments. You may print the exercises and correct the errors by filling in the blank with the appropriate ending. Click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.

Sentence Structure

This exercise in this resource asks you to apply your knowledge about common errors in sentence structure: run-ons, commas splices, and fused sentences. Print the exercise and fuse together sentences appropriately, avoiding run-ons, comma splices, and fused sentences. Click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.

Subject-Verb Agreement

This resource includes an exercise that asks you to identify the correct verb in a sentence that you may print. Once you print the exercise, correct the errors. Click the "Go to Answers" link to see the answers for this exercise.