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The Vicious Run-on Sentence. …and how to tame it. Run-on Sentence. Has at least 2 parts Either part can stand alone 2 independent clauses improperly combined The sun is high, put on some sunscreen. How to Combine a Run-on. Comma + coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS)

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The vicious run on sentence

The Vicious Run-on Sentence

…and how to tame it.


Run on sentence

Run-on Sentence

  • Has at least 2 parts

  • Either part can stand alone

    • 2 independent clauses improperly combined

    • The sun is high, put on some sunscreen.


How to combine a run on

How to Combine a Run-on

  • Comma + coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS)

    • The sun is high, so put on sunscreen.

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  • A

  • N

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  • O

  • Y

  • S


Fanboys practice

FANBOYS Practice

  • Correctly combine 2+ independent clauses using 3 different FANBOYS.

    • Raise your hand when you’re done.

  • You have 8 minutes 


Pain free guide to semi colons

Pain-Free Guide to Semi-colons


Ok so what does a semi colon do

Ok, so what does a semi-colon do?

  • Links 2 independent clauses (2 complete thoughts) with no additional words


Examples

Examples

  • I am going home; I intend to stay there.

  • It rained heavily during the afternoon; we managed to have our picnic anyway.

  • They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark; they decided to camp for the night.


What else can it do

What else can it do?

  • join 2 independent clauses together with a conjunctive adverb (adverbs that join independent clauses):

    • however

    • moreover

    • therefore

    • consequently

    • otherwise

    • nevertheless

    • thus


More examples

More Examples

  • I am going home; moreover, I intend to stay there.

  • It rained heavily during the afternoon; however, we managed to have our picnic anyway.

  • They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark; therefore, they decided to camp for the night.


Correct or incorrect

Correct or Incorrect?

  • I felt sleepy after school; I took a nap on the couch.

  • The prom is next month; but I don’t have a date yet.

  • I love pizza; wings; chocolate; and burgers.

  • Washington Irving is a Romantic author; however, Nathaniel Hawthorne is a Dark Romantic.

  • I failed English; consequently, my parents grounded me.


Semi colon practice

Semi-Colon Practice

  • Write 2 sentences correctly combining 2+ independent clauses with a semi-colon and NO additional words.

  • Write 2 sentences correctly combining 2+ independent clauses using a conjunctive adverb.

  • You have 11 minutes 


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