Common sentence errors. Comma s plice Run-on sentence Non-parallel sentences Sentence fragments. Comma splice.
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Revised: The Huns, who were Mongolian, invaded Gaul in 451.
Revised: Field trips are required in several courses, such as botany and geology.
Revised:Diseased coronary arteries are often surgically bypassed; however, half of all bypass grafts fail within ten years.
Revised: The term "scientific illiteracy" has become almost a cliche in educational circles
Revised: The baby is in his crib; he is sleeping. (or)
The baby is in his crib, and he is sleeping
Revised: When it comes to eating, people differ in their tastes.
Revised:The family drove to the beach, and it was a beautiful day
Revised: The survey shows that more than 80% of the population agrees that racism is rife. However, only 12% of the population admits that they are racist.
Revised: More than 80% of the population agrees that racism is rife; 12% of the population admits that they are racist.
Revised:They gossiped about many things at lunch.Theyalways have the most to say about their coworkers.
Revised:Fred fell down screaming. The smoke cleared. We all expected to see a bloody mess.
Revised:I left town shortly after and didn’t see him again for five years.
Revised: The candidate’s goals include winning the election, enacting a national health program, and improving the educational system.
Revised: Some critics are not so much opposed to sentencing convicts to capital punishment as they are to postponing executions for so long.
Revised: The teacher wanted to know which country we came from and what our future goals were.
Revised: This report is an overview of the processes involved, the problems encountered, and the solutions devised
Revised: Tests of the Shroud of Turin have produced some curious findings. For example, the cloth contains the pollen of forty-eight plants native to Europe and the Middle East.
Revised:Because they are confusing and distracting to readers, writers should generally avoid sentence fragments.
Revised: Although the result of the study was inconclusive, the committee decided to implement the policy.
Revised: If the result of the study confirmed the writer’s hypothesis, it would be a major breakthrough in the world of biochemistry.
Revised: The dog was waiting in the window when his owner got home. Excited, he wagged his tail and went to greet her at the door.