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  1. Run On Sentences To use with The Cay

  2. 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.

  3. McGraw Hill – Run-On Sentences Two Cowboys by a Campfire http://www.uvcms.com/mhol/dev_english/source/10_runOn.swf

  4. Run-on Examples Timothy believes that Stew Cat is a jumbi he is convinced that there is an evil spirit in Stew Cat that is causing them bad luck.

  5. Run-on Examples Carnival is one of the most exciting festivals in South America, Carnival begins the Saturday before Lent and lasts until the following Tuesday.

  6. Run-on Examples During this four day celebration in late February or early March many activities take place, they include parades, music, dancing, fireworks, masquerades, and theme parties.

  7. Run-on Examples The theme is from a part of history or culture like the Portuguese navigators who discovered Brazil or the Indians of the Amazon region the theme is shown through floats, costumes, and songs.

  8. There are four methods for correcting run-on sentences.

  9. 1.  The first is to simply make two sentences.

  10. 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.

  11. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. A chimpanzee walked along the wall.

  12. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. A chimpanzee walked along the wall. sentence

  13. 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.

  14. 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. run-on

  15. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. She peeked into the box, she began to laugh.

  16. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. She peeked into the box.She began to laugh. run-on

  17. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. Stay with me.

  18. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. Stay with me. sentence

  19. 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.

  20. 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. run-on

  21. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. He sits in the park daily.

  22. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. He sits in the park daily. sentence

  23. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. The alarm rang at six he didn’t rise until nine o’clock.

  24. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. The alarm rang at six.He didn’t rise until nine o’clock. run-on

  25. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. The American flag is passing, we need to stand.

  26. Is this a sentence or a run-on?Correct run-on sentences by making two sentences. The American flag is passing.We need to stand. run-on

  27. Practice Complete worksheet in packet named Lesson 10 “Writing Effective Sentences” page 87-88.

  28. Graphic Organizer Create a graphic organizer with the three types of conjunctions. Watch BrainPop on Conjunctions http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/conjunctions/

  29. 2.  The second method for correcting run-on sentences is linking the sentences with a conjunction. (The seven coordinating conjunctions are easy to remember by using this mnemonic device: FANBOYS: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, and So.)

  30. 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.

  31. Practice In your packet find the worksheet named “Conjunctions” from abcteach.com.

  32. 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.

  33. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction. They planted a garden, and it didn’t do well due to heavy rainfall. run-on

  34. Correct the 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.

  35. Correct the 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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. run-on

  38. 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 for stamping.

  39. 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. run-on

  40. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction. Our governor will not run next term.

  41. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a coordinating conjunction.Don’t forget to add a comma before the conjunction. Our governor will not run next term. sentence

  42. 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.

  43. 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. run-on

  44. Graphic Organizer Create a graphic organizer to remember the coordinating conjunctions.

  45. Practice Complete worksheet Writing Effective Sentences pages 94-95.

  46. 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 the grammatical equivalent of a period.

  47. IncorrectThe booby likes to eat fish, so they live near the coast they are excellent divers. CorrectThe booby likes to eat fish, so they live near the coast; they are excellent divers.

  48. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon. I like chocolate ice cream Peter loves to eat chocolate cake.

  49. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon. I like chocolate ice cream; Peter loves to eat chocolate cake. run-on

  50. Correct the run-on sentences by adding a semicolon. We were grocery shopping.