Combining Sentences I

Post test

Decide the best way to write each underlined section and choose the correct answer. If the underlined section needs no change, choose "No error."

1. Kayla answered the telephone. Kayla talked to her mom on the telephone.
A. Kayla answered the telephone it was her mom.
B. Kayla answered and talked on the telephone to her mom.
C. Kayla answered her mom.
D. No error

2. Willie liked the puppy he saw at the pet store. He plans on buying it tomorrow.
A. Willie liked the puppy he saw at the pet store and plans on buying it tomorrow.
B. Willie liked the puppy he saw at the pet store and plans on buying the puppy.
C. Willie liked the puppy he saw at the pet store, plans on buying it tomorrow.
D. No error

3. Tony scored the winning touch down and threw the football into the crowd.
A. Tony scored the winning touch down. He threw the football into the crowd.
B. Tony scored the winning touch down.
C. Tony scored the winning touch down and threw the football.
D. No error

4. Mike has a new job, and he starts next week. Sue has a new job, and she starts next week.
A. Mike has a new job, and he starts next week.
B. Mike and Sue have new jobs.
C. Mike and Sue have new jobs, and they start next week.
D. No error

5. The cat and the dog chased each other around the house.
A. The cat, and the dog chased each other around the house.
B. The cat chased the dog around the house.
C. The cat and the dog chased the house.
D. No error

6. Carla, and Bob weren't paying attention to the teacher, so they couldn't do their homework.
A. Carla and Bob weren't paying attention to the teacher, so they couldn't do their homework.
B. Carla and Bob weren't paying attention to the teacher.
C. They couldn't do their homework. They weren't paying attention to the teacher.
D. No error

7. I need to repair my computer and stereo or buy new ones.
A. I need to repair my computer, and stereo or buy new ones.
B. I need to repair my computer or buy a new one.
C. I need to repair my computer and stereo. I need to buy new ones.
D. No error

8. Jane's dolls and Josh's train are considered collectibles, so they don't let their little sister play with them.
A. Jane's dolls, and Josh's train are considered collectibles, so they don't let their little sister play with them.
B. Jane's dolls and Josh's train are considered collectibles.
C. Jane's dolls and Josh's train are considered collectibles, so they let their little sister play with them.
D. No error

9. She is seventy but doesn't let her age stop her from enjoying scuba diving, and parachuting.
A. She is seventy but doesn't let her age stop her from enjoying scuba diving and parachuting.
B. She is seventy but doesn't let her age stop her from enjoying scuba diving. She likes to parachute.
C. She doesn't let her age stop her from enjoying scuba diving and parachuting.
D. No error

10. I ran into the house to get the phone. I slipped on the tile.
A. I ran into the house to get the phone, and slipped on the tile.
B. I ran into the house to get the phone.
C. I ran into the house to get the phone and slipped on the tile.
D. No error

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