Exercise: Correcting Sentence Fragment and Run-on Sentence Mistakes
A man who from the city came to visit a small farm, he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a very strange way. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree. And the pig would eat the apples directly off the tree. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was full. Then he would start again with another pig.
The man from the city was pretty puzzled, he watched for quite a while, and finally said, “What a strange way to feed pigs! It’s a waste of time! You could save a whole lot of time if you just shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!” The farmer looked puzzled and replied, “What’s time to a pig?”
A young man was waiting in line at the bank. Developed a loud case of hiccups. Got worse and worse. By the time he got to the teller’s window, he couldn’t hardly talk. He just handed the teller his check to cash.
The teller was tapping numbers into the computer. In a moment the teller looked up and frowned “I can’t cash your check,” she said.
The man was shocked. “Why not?” he asked.
“The computer indicates you do not have sufficient funds to cover this amount,” she said. “In fact, our records show that your account is overdrawn by more than $5000.00.”
“It can’t be!” cried the man. “You’ve got to be kidding!”
“Your rite. I am,” she smiled. She started counting out his cash. “You will notice that your hiccups are gone, though!”
Source: M. S. Samston (2005)