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  1. Run-ons and Comma Splices

  2. Review: From fragments to 2-part sentences

  3. , the soldier did not come home with his unit. Missing in action . Because he was missing in action . , the soldier did not come home with his unit. The soldier who was missing in action . did not not come home with his unit.

  4. Run-on Nora loves chocolate she can’t stop eating Hershey’s Kisses.

  5. Comma Splice Nora loves chocolate, she can’t stop eating Hershey’s Kisses.

  6. Nora loves chocolate. She can’t stop eating Hershey’s Kisses.

  7. The puppies still had their eyes closed they were only two days old. Run-on

  8. The puppies still had their eyes closed, they were only two days old. Comma Splice

  9. The puppies still had their eyes closed. They were only two days old.

  10. Run-on The film had a lot of violence it even showed a stabbing.

  11. Comma Splice The film had a lot of violence, it even showed a stabbing.

  12. The film had a lot of violence. It even showed a stabbing.

  13. The film had a lot of violence it even showed a stabbing. Nora loves chocolate she can’t stop eating Hershey’s Kisses. The puppies still had their eyes closed they were only two days old.

  14. Review: Types of Nouns (Subjects) Abstract: Concrete: dog, house, keys,popcorn, teeth, car, computer, door, hat, rug, leg, paper… love, intelligence,peace, anger, humor, wisdom, worry, time, jogging, laughing… Pronouns: Proper: I, you, he, she, itwe, they Chicago, Buick, Sue, Hilton, Tiger Woods, America, Target,Robert, Nike, Sears…

  15. Causes of run-ons: • Group 1- personal pronouns • it • I • you • she/he • they • we

  16. The dark clouds gathered on thehorizon it started to rain. • My girlfriend is always angry withme I can’t seem to keep her happy. • The rocks are slippery after it rainsyou should wear your hiking boots. • The rescue worker ran inside theburning building he never came out. • The soccer players were determinedto win the game they practiced eighthours a day.

  17. The dark clouds gathered on thehorizon. It started to rain. • My girlfriend is always angry withme. I can’t seem to keep her happy. • The rocks are slippery after it rains.You should wear your hiking boots. • The rescue worker ran inside theburning building. He never came out. • The soccer players were determinedto win the game. They practiced eighthours a day.

  18. The teacher didn’t comment on my essay that really upset me. Run-on

  19. The teacher didn’t comment on my essay, that really upset me. Comma Splice

  20. The teacher didn’t comment on my essay. That really upset me.

  21. Run-on The bus workers are on strike again this means I will have to walk to school.

  22. Comma Splice The bus workers are on strike again, this means I will have to walk to school.

  23. The bus workers are on strike again. This means I will have to walk to school.

  24. Run-on This library is poorly designed there are not enough tables.

  25. Comma Splice This library is poorly designed,there are not enough tables.

  26. This library is poorly designed.There are not enough tables.

  27. Causes of run-ons: • Group 2: demonstrative pronouns • this • that • these • those • there

  28. My girlfriend decided to take one yearoff from college that was a mistake. • The building shifted in the last earthquakethis caused the city to condemn it. • I cancelled my cable subscription there are too many channels, and I spend all mytime watching television. • My mother bought jelly donuts those aremy favorite. • Everyone should arrive early there will bea reception before the ceremony. • Mr. Ortis reported seeing the child atrecess that was the last time she was seen.

  29. My girlfriend decided to take one yearoff from college. That was a mistake. • The building shifted in the last earthquake.This caused the city to condemn it. • I cancelled my cable subscription. There are too many channels, and I spend all mytime watching television. • My mother bought jelly donuts. Those aremy favorite. • Everyone should arrive early. There will bea reception before the ceremony. • Mr. Ortis reported seeing the child atrecess. That was thelast time she was seen.

  30. Run-on First we washed the car then we waxed it.

  31. Comma Splice First we washed the car, then we waxed it.

  32. First we washed the car. Then we waxed it.

  33. Run-on Now we should study for history later we can study our math.

  34. Comma Splice Now we should study for history,later we can study our math.

  35. Now we should study for history.Later we can study our math.

  36. Run-on Before dinner, we had appetizers after we had dessert.

  37. Comma Splice Before dinner, we had appetizers,after, we had dessert.

  38. Before dinner, we had appetizers.After, we had dessert.

  39. Causes of run-ons: • Group 3: time-sequence words • then • now • next • later • after • second

  40. Joan put on her make-up then she got dressed. • Earlier, the police arrested a new suspectlater they released him for lack of evidence. • The professor listed the formulas on theboard then she erased them. • Before his inspection, the mechanic sawnothing wrong with my car, after he founda cracked gasket. • At first, the festival was calm and pleasant,later it turned into a riot. • Finally, the doctor called, now we can leave.

  41. Joan put on her make-up. Then she got dressed. • Earlier, the police arrested a new suspect.Later they released him for lack of evidence. • The professor listed the formulas on theboard. Then she erased them. • Before his inspection, the mechanic sawnothing wrong with my car. After, he founda cracked gasket. • At first, the festival was calm and pleasant.Later it turned into a riot. • Finally, the doctor called. Now we can leave.

  42. Comma Splice My cell phone has a security code, however my brother managed to retrieve my messages.

  43. My cell phone has a security code. However my brother managed to retrieve my messages. ,

  44. Comma Splice The police secured the murder scene, in addition they stationed police cars in front of the house.

  45. The police secured the murder scene. In addition they stationed police cars in front of the house. ,

  46. My mother forgot to send her tax return by April 14th, therefore she had to pay a fine. Comma Splice

  47. My mother forgot to send her tax return by April 14th. Therefore she had to pay a fine. ,

  48. Causes of run-ons: • Group 4: transitional words • however • on the other hand • instead • in addition • also • furthermore • therefore

  49. Anna used a cleanser on the bathtubhowever, she couldn’t remove the stains. • Judge Judy sentenced the man to 30days in jail, furthermore, she made him do community service. • I forgot to oil the chain on mymountain bike, as a result, the chainslipped off on the trail.

  50. Anna used a cleanser on the bathtub.However, she couldn’t remove the stains. • Judge Judy sentenced the man to 30days in jail. Furthermore, she made him do community service. • I forgot to oil the chain on mymountain bike. As a result, the chainslipped off on the trail.