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Run-Ons and Comma Splices. Click on speaker for sound. Run-Ons # 1 of 2. What is a run-on sentence? Two or more complete sentences run together without proper punctuation make a run-on sentence. Poor: I like fish and I like butter with dinner.

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run ons and comma splices
Run-Ons and Comma Splices

Click on speaker for sound

run ons 1 of 2

Run-Ons # 1 of 2

What is a run-on sentence?

Two or more complete sentences run

together without proper punctuation make

a run-on sentence.

Poor: I like fish and I like butter with dinner.

-- One type of run-on is a comma splice or two

independent clauses connected with a comma.

Poor:I like fish, Jeff likes chicken.

run ons 2 of 2
Run-Ons #2 of 2

REMEMBER:

A sentence has a subject, verb and a complete thought – you have been studying how to identify subjects and verbs, so you should be able to identify the end of a complete sentence.

how to correct comma splices
How to correct comma splices

There are five ways to correct comma splices

A] period and capital letter

B] comma and fanboys

C] semicolon

D] semicolon and transitional expressions

E] dependent word

how to correct comma splices1
How to correct comma splices

**Write down how to correct the sentence below all 5 ways, and then check your answers on the next page.

Students need to understand correct punctuation, they also need to use good grammar.

A] period and capital letter / B] comma and fanboys

C] semicolon / D] semicolon and transitional expressions

E] dependent word

correct sentences 1 of 2
Correct Sentences #1 of 2
  • Period and capital letter

– Students need to understand correct punctuation.

They also need to use good grammar.

  • Comma and fanboys

– Students need to understand correction, and they also

need to use good grammar.

  • Semi-Colon

– Students need to understand correct punctuation;

they also need to use good grammar.

correct sentences 2 of 2
Correct Sentences #2 of 2

Semicolon and transitional expression

  • Students need to understand correct

punctuation; moreover, they also need to use

good grammar.

Dependent word

  • Although students need to understand

correct punctuation, they also need

to use good grammar.

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