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Run-on Sentences

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Ross Maxam

on 26 April 2011

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Run-on Sentences What are they? Two sentences combined without proper punctuation. Sometimes called "fused sentences". They are not called run-ons because of length, but the lack of correct puncuation. What are different types
of run-on sentences? "Run-ons are categorized into fused and comma spliced sentences!!" Comma splices The sun is high, put on some sunblock. John studied hard for the test, he failed it anyway. Fused Sentences You can only be young once you can be immature forever. A wise man makes his own decisions an ignorant man follows public opinion. How can you fix run-ons? 4 Make it into simple sentences. Put a period at the end of the first subject and verb group. Sometimes two sentences are very closely related in meaning and full end-stop punctuation may seem too strong. A semicolon can then be used to divide the two sentences. A run-on sentence can sometimes be prevented by using a comma and adding a conjunction. Ways Change the run-on to a complex sentence by placing a subordinating conjunction before one of the clauses How can you avoid run-ons? When using commas, make sure to use contractions when neccessary. If you see a long sentence, don't be frightened, just have correct punctuation. Repeat your sentence outloud if it sounds grammatically incorrect. 3 2 1 I got up late this morning, I didn't have time for breakfast. I got up late this morning, so I didn't have time for breakfast. I want to go to the movies, I have no money. I want to go to the movies, but I have no money. Jordan went to the store Ross went to church. Jordan went to the store and Ross went to church. Jordan likes hotdogs Ross likes tofu. Jordan likes hotdogs while Ross prefers tofu. I went shopping at the store today they were having a sale. I went shopping at the store today. They were having a sale. Shaun and Tyler have sleepovers all the time they giggle like little school girls. Shaun and Tyler have sleepovers all the time. They giggle like little school girls. I am going home; I intend to stay there. They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark, so they decided to camp for the night. I am going home I intend to stay there. They couldn't make it to the summit and back before dark, they decided to camp for the night. By: Ross Maxam and Jordan Rizzo
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