ASPIRE Tip of the Day

Published on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by

Run-Ons and Fragments

Read the following sentence to find the best answer.
Clues that some automobile designers have lost their originality being found in their car names: R8, LS460, and GTR.


originality are
 originality, having been


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The correct answer is B. Choice A is incorrect because being cannot be the main verb in an independent clause. Choice C is incorrect because the tense does not match the rest of the sentence. Choice D is incorrect because the comma creates a sentence fragment. Choice B is correct because it maintains the appropriate tense and is a complete sentence.