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Conventions Worksheet 15, pg 15: Revising Fragments and Run-on Sentences

The example answers to Worksheet 15 are included below. Please complete the worksheet and then check your answers. Students that correct their work will be given full points. When correcting, compare the original version on your worksheet with version on this page. Look for punctuation, capitalization, and word changes; these are all corrections to note. Corrections should be done in red pen. 

Keep in mind that the answers below are examples. There may be multiple means of completing these corrections, and you should do them on your own first. Turning in this work as your own counts as plagiarism, and you will be disciplined for cheating. 

(parts that were previously fragments are in italicsparts that were previously run-ons are in bold)

The seven wonders of the ancient world continue to fascinate us even though most of them no longer exist in their original splendorFor example, located in present-day Iraq, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were a series of terraces filled with tropical plants and flowers, but now their extraordinary beauty is lost to the past. After the 40-foot ivory and gold statue of Zeus at Olympia had endured for ten centuries, it too disappeared. Similarly, most of the remaining wonders exist only by reputation or through artifacts and ruins. Tradition tells us that the temple of Diana at Ephesus was destroyed by fire. Exactly what happened to the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus is unclear. Still, relics of it are displayed in the British Museum. The Colossus of Rhodes, a bronze statue whose height ancient historians put at 105 feet, was toppled by an earthquake in 224 B.C. Standing for about 1,500 years, the great lighthouse at Alexandria was also felled by an earthquake; it was thought to be the model for modern lighthouses. 

The single exception to these losses is the remarkable endurance of the Egyptian pyramids, the only one of the wonders to remain into the modem era. Although they are the oldest of these ancient sites, the pyramids, built between 2650 and 2500 B.C., continue to withstand the rigors of time.