MAP 7th Grade Language Arts : Understand and Edit for Grammar

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Example Question #1 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

Running fast, fast, fast. 

Eric ran up the mountain. 

Blowing in the wind. 

Joe's freezing cold coffee. 

Correct answer:

Eric ran up the mountain. 

Explanation:

A sentence conveys a complete thought and includes both a subject and a verb. In contrast, a sentence fragment does not convey a complete thought, and will normally not include either a subject or a verb. 

"Running fast, fast, fast." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a subject. 

"Blowing in the wind." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a subject.

"Joe's freezing cold coffee." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a verb.

"Eric ran up the mountain." is a complete sentence because it does convey a complete thought and includes a subject, "Eric", and a verb, "ran".  

Example Question #2 : Understand And Edit For Grammar

Select the complete sentence. 

Possible Answers:

Charlie's old plastic phone. 

Melissa ran to the store. 

Bunches and bunches of chocolate and whip cream. 

Nick's bright red hair and dark freckles. 

Correct answer:

Melissa ran to the store. 

Explanation:

A sentence conveys a complete thought and includes both a subject and a verb. In contrast, a sentence fragment does not convey a complete thought, and will normally not include either a subject or a verb. 

"Bunches and bunches of chocolate and whip cream." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a verb. 

"Charlie's old plastic phone." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a verb. 

"Nick's bright red hair and dark freckles." is a sentence fragment because it does not convey a complete thought and it is missing a verb. 

"Melissa ran to the store." is a complete sentence because it does convey a complete thought and includes a subject, "Melissa", and a verb, "ran".  

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