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Conventions Worksheet 10, pg 10: Identifying and Revising Fragments

The example answers to Worksheet 6 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. 

(the parts in bolded italics were previously fragments)

1. As a child, Clara Barton had been shy. When she grew older, however, her desire to help  those in trouble changed her behavior. During  the Civil War, she saw that the soldiers lacked  food and medical supplies. Taking matters into her own hands by placing a newspaper ad, she  received donations to offset critical shortages.  While working behind German lines during  the Franco-Prussian War, she became involved  with the International Red Cross. Returning to  the United States, she began a five-year struggle to persuade people that the United States should have its own branch of the society. The  American Red Cross collects donated blood  but has also been actively engaged in aid to  refugees, the exchange of prisoners of war,  and disaster relief. 

2. In memory of a Greek runner of ancient  times, the marathon became part of the modem Olympic Games in 1896. Set as a distance  of 26 miles, 385 yards, marathon races are regularly scheduled in the United States as well as  in other countries. The Boston Marathon has  been challenging athletes since its inception in 1897. Enjoying great popularity, the New York  Marathon and the Chicago Marathon attract  runners from all parts of the world. Some  marathon winners receive prizes from sponsors of the race. Many runners, however, compete because they enjoy the competition and love the sport itself.

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