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RUN-ON SENTENCES/ COMMA SPLICES. By: Amy Piermarini. Run -on Sentences. A run-on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (complete sentences) are joined without punctuation (comma, semicolon) or conjunction (and, so). Example : The sun is high put on some sun block.

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run on sentences
Run-on Sentences
  • A run-on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (complete sentences) are joined without punctuation (comma, semicolon) or conjunction (and, so).
  • Example:
  • The sun is high put on some sun block.
  • Correction:
  • The sun is high. Put on some sun block.
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Run-on Sentences
  • A long sentence is not always a run-on.

A Centerville man is dead and another person seriously

injured after a rush-hour collision on Chester Street on

Tuesday afternoon.

  • Run-ons can be as short as four words.
  • I walk she drives.
  • I walk. She drives.
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Run-on Sentences

It’snearlyhalfpast five wecannotreach

townbeforedark.

Is this a run-on sentence?

Yes! How canwefixit?

run on remedies
Run-on Remedies
  • Use separate sentencesIt’snearlyhalfpast five. Wecannotreachtownbeforedark.
  • Use a semicolonIt’snearlyhalfpast five; wecannotreachtownbeforedark.
  • Use a conjunctionIt’snearly have past five, sowecannotreachtownbeforedark.
let s practice
Let’s Practice

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/quizzes/runons_quiz.htm

comma splices
Comma Splices
  • A comma spliceconnectstwoindependent clauses with ONLY a comma.Example:Somestudentsthinktheycanstudy for an important exam by cramming all night, they are probablyworng.
  • How do youfix a comma splice?
comma splice correction
Comma Splice Correction
  • Use separate sentencesSomestudentsthinktheycanstudy for an important exam by cramming all night. They are probablywrong.
  • Use a semicolonSomestudentsthinktheycanstudy for an important exam by cramming all night; they are probablywrong.
  • Use a conjunctionSomestudentsthinktheycanstudy for an important exam by cramming all night, but they are probablywrong.
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