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fragments and run-ons

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Transcript of fragments and run-ons

Sentence Fragments
and Run-on
Sentences Sentence 101 Fragments What are fragments and run-ons? Five reasons for fragments This occurs when a connecting word is used, but the sentences are broken apart. Fragments and Connecting Words These are short statements made for emphasis. They are generally used in creative writing, not academic writing. Intentional Fragments Comma Splices and End Punctuation
Comma Splices and Connecting Words
Run-ons and End Punctuation
Run-ons and Connecting Words Run-on Sentences This occurs when two complete sentences are joined incorrectly with a comma and corrected with end punctuation. Comma splices and end punctuation This occurs when two complete sentences are joined incorrectly with a comma and corrected with a connecting word and/or different punctuation. Comma Splices and Connecting Words This occurs when a word is lacking either a subject or a verb. Fragments and Phrases This occurs when a clause is separated from the sentence it "depends" on. Fragments and Dependence Fragments and Punctuation Run-ons and End Punctuation - Incomplete thoughts
- Cannot stand alone Run-ons - Two or more sentences
joined incorrectly
- Each piece can stand
independently Punctuation
Dependence
Connecting words
Phrases
Emphasis This occurs when end punctuation is used where it is not needed. I read a book. About the importance of grammar. The show was very funny. Which surprised me because I was not expecting it to be. The show was very funny, which surprised me because I was not expecting it to be. I read a book about the importance of grammar. I remember so many things. Like when I would walk to school with my sister. We always had fun. I remember so many things, like when I would walk to school with my sister. We always had fun. Last weekend, I traveled to Birmingham. Where my friend lives. It was a great weekend. Last weekend, I traveled to Birmingham where my friend lives. It was a great weekend. My favorite food is spaghetti. Although I love pizza, too. My favorite food is spaghetti although I love pizza, too. I went to the grocery store. Before I cooked dinner. I went to the grocery store before I cooked dinner. Noun phrase She is a great boss. The most understanding boss possible. Verb phrase (-ing) I went outside. Started walking and didn't stop until I got there. Verb phrase (to) The purpose of this presentation is to explain sentence errors. To help you avoid them. From....to I like all types of books, from mysteries to fiction to adventure. I like all types of books. From mysteries to fiction to adventure. The purpose of this presentation is to explain sentence errors, to help you avoid them. I went outside, started walking, and didn't stop until I got there. She is a great boss, the most understanding boss possible. "Where are you going to dinner?" she asked.
"Not sure." What did I do this weekend? Rested and cleaned. These are mostly used in creative or narrative writing. I have two dogs and a cat, they are my best friends. I have two dogs and a cat. They are my best friends. She had a long day at work, she went to two meetings and a had a big presentation, going home was the best part of her day. She had a long day at work. She went to two meetings and a had a big presentation. Going home was the best part of her day. The boy will do his chores this afternoon, if not he will do them tomorrow morning. The boy will do his chores this afternoon, or if not he will do them tomorrow morning. She wanted to go on vacation somewhere warm, she was also thinking it would be nice to go snow skiing. She wanted to go on vacation somewhere warm; on the other hand, she was also thinking it would be nice to go snow skiing. This occurs when two sentences are joined incorrectly. They can be corrected by adding a connecting word and the appropriate punctuation. Run-ons and Connecting Words This occurs when two sentences are joined incorrectly. They can be corrected by being separated into multiple sentences. I enjoyed reading the book I just didn't like the ending. I enjoyed reading the book. I just didn't like the ending. It's easier to exercise right after work it's hard to make myself do it, though. It's easier to exercise right after work. It's hard to make myself do it, though. I ran out of flour while baking I went to the store to get more. I ran out of flour while baking, so I went to the store to get more. I was successful at making brownies my cake tastes better. I was successful at making brownies; however, my cake tastes better. Thank you for participating! For questions or comments, please contact the Success Center teamsucceed@columbiasouthern.edu 1-800-977-8449 ext. 6538
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