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Run on sentences

Run On Sentences


Run on sentences

A run-on sentence is two or more sentences that are incorrectly written as one sentence. The length of the sentence has nothing to do with it being a run-on sentence. Run-on sentences may be more than one sentence written as one without end marks, OR a run-on may be more than one sentence joined with commas.


Run on examples

Run-on Examples

The states didn’t agree on the amount of representatives the big states wanted more votes because they had more people.


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Run-on Examples

  • Thomas Jefferson was a very famous American he wrote the Declaration of Independence.


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Run-on Examples

The states had to agree on a compromise the agreement was called The Great Compromise.


Run on sentences

There are three methods for correcting run-on sentences.


Run on sentences

1.  The first is to simply make two sentences.


Run on sentences

IncorrectTimothy insists that Phillip help with the weaving even though he is blind he does this so Phillip won't give up on life and become completely dependent on Timothy.

CorrectTimothy insists that Phillip help with the weaving even though he is blind.He does this so Phillip won't give up on life and become completely dependent on Timothy.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

A chimpanzee walked along the wall.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences1

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

A chimpanzee walked along the wall.

sentence


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences2

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

A policeman searched a shed and went into the house he checked the back porch and then left in his car.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences3

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

A policeman searched a shed and went into the house. He checked the back porch and then left in his car.

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Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences4

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

Stay with me.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences5

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

Stay with me.

sentence


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences6

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

The movie director began to speak everyone looked restless and began to look around and smile at each other and not listen.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences7

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

The movie director began to speak.Everyone looked restless and began to look around and smile at each other and not listen.

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Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences8

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

He sits in the park daily.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences9

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

He sits in the park daily.

sentence


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences10

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

The flag salute is starting, we need to stand.


Is this a sentence or a run on correct run on sentences by making two sentences11

Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences.

The flag salute is starting.We need to stand.

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Run on sentences

2. The second method for correcting run-on sentences is linking the sentences with a comma and a conjunction. (The seven coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember by using this mnemonic device:

FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, and So.)


Run on sentences

IncorrectSharks live in all seas. One kind even lives in the Arctic Ocean most live in mild or warm oceans.

CorrectSharks live in all seas. One kind even lives in the Arctic Ocean, but most live in mild or warm oceans.


Run on sentences

Sentence or Run-on?Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

They planted a garden it didn’t do well due to heavy rainfall.


Run on sentences

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

They planted a garden, but it didn’t do well due to heavy rainfall.

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Run on sentences

Sentence or Run-on?Correct a run-on sentence by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

One presenter arrived at her seminar late.


Run on sentences

Sentence or Run-On?Correct a run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

One presenter arrived at her seminar late.

sentence


Run on sentences

Sentence or Run-on?Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

Phoenix, Arizona is a pretty city it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.


Run on sentences

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

Phoenix, Arizona is a pretty city, and it is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.

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Run on sentences

Sentence or Run-on?Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

You may place a stamp on your envelope you may place the envelope in this basket to be stamped later.


Run on sentences

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

You may place a stamp on your envelope, or you may place the envelope in this basket for stamping.

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Run on sentences

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

Mary Poppins was a popular movie in 1964 it is still popular today.


Run on sentences

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction.

Mary Poppins was a popular movie in 1964, and it is still popular today.

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Run on sentences

3.  The third method for correcting run-on sentences is joining the two short related sentences with a semicolon. Use a semicolon to join sentences when the ideas are closely connected and need no transition word to explain the connection between them. The semicolon, as used here, is similar to using a period.

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Run on sentences

IncorrectThese birds like to eat fish, so they live near the coast they are excellent divers.

CorrectThese birds like to eat fish, so they live near the coast; they are excellent divers.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

I like chocolate ice cream Peter loves to eat chocolate cake.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon1

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

I like chocolate ice cream; Peter loves to eat chocolate cake.

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Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon2

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

We were grocery shopping.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon3

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

We were grocery shopping.

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Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon4

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

Her blonde hair turned green from the chlorine in the pool.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon5

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

Her blonde hair turned green from the chlorine in the pool.

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Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon6

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

Snow drifted on the roads the car couldn’t get through it.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon7

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

Snow drifted on the roads; the car couldn’t get through it.

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Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon8

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

The price is right I must buy it.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon9

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

The price is right; I must buy it.

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Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon10

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

His cell phone is dead I can’t call him.


Correct the run on sentences by adding a semicolon11

Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon.

His cell phone is dead; I can’t call him.

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Run on sentences

4.  The fourth method for correcting run-on sentences is by making one of the clauses dependent by adding a subordinating conjunction.


Subordinating conjunctions

Subordinating Conjunctions


Notebook

Notebook

Glue list of subordinating conjunctions into notebooks.


Run on sentences

IncorrectFish are attracted to coral reefs they are a good place for shelter and there is a large source of food available.

CorrectFish are attracted to coral reefs because they are a good place for shelter and there is a large source of food available. 


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

You give your speech go over the key points.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

Before you give your speech, go over the key points.

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Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

The club held a fundraiser they gave the money to charity.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

After the club held a fundraiser, they gave the money to charity.

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Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

He will have to walk to karate lessons.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

He will have to walk to karate lessons.

sentence


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

It rains tomorrow I won’t wash my windows.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

If it rains tomorrow, I won’t wash my windows.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

A hair stylist cut her hair her friend did her nails.


Run on sentences

Correct each run-on sentence by adding a subordinating conjunction. Don’t forget to add a comma after the subordinate clause.

While a hair stylist cuther hair, her friend did her nails.


Brainpop clauses

BrainPop Clauses

http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/clauses/


Correct the run on sentences

Correct the Run-on Sentences

Repairing Run-On Sentenceshttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/runons_quiz.htm


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