Run-On Sentences: A Grammatical Wreck. English II Mrs. Stinnett. SUBJECT. VERB. EXPRESS A COMPLETE THOUGHT. INDEPENDENT CLAUSES (SENTENCES). INDEPENDENT CLAUSE #1. INDEPENDENT CLAUSE #2. RUN-ON SENTENCE ERRORS. Run-On Sentence Errors.
INDEPENDENT CLAUSES (SENTENCES)
INDEPENDENT CLAUSE #2
RUN-ON SENTENCE ERRORS
EX: John went to the mall he drove his car.
EX: John went to the mall, he drove his car.
EX: John went to the mall. He drove his car.
EX: John went to the mall; he drove his car.
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EX: John went to the mall, and he drove his car.
John went to the mall, so he drove his car.
Ashley took a picture of the dog at the park. A cat distracted the dog during the picture.
Our trip to France was difficult; our son got sick in Paris.
The pilot felt ill before the flight, so he requested another pilot take his place.
The lead singer of the band missed practice. The drummer got angry.
The inspector found mold growing in the basement; the owner hired him to replace the damaged walls.
The attorney lost her client’s file, and she lost the motion due to lack of information.
Encouraged by his mother, Jeff signed up for an advanced placement class. He enjoyed the challenge.
Florence came to America through a student exchange program; she met her husband shortly after her arrival.
I want to watch the Superbowl, but I need to study.
Danielle wants to date Stephon, but she wants to go out with Mark.