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Transcript of Run-On Sentences
Joella Wood Special Rules Examples Proper Examples Conjunction Junction Incorrect Examples Rule #2 Rule #3
Rule #1 Definition How it should be What it consists of What is a Run-On? A run on sentence is a sentence that has two (2) or more clauses which are improperly joined.
having a thought that carries over to the next line, especially without a syntactical break. You are making a run-on when you put two complete sentences (a subject and its predicate and another subject and its predicate) together in one sentence without separating them properly. An independent clause can be joined to another independent clause using a subordinating conjunction. Two related independent clauses can be joined using a semicolon. Use a comma and any connecting words
to separate the run-on sentence 1. I rushed out to the shop because I had no milk left. 1. I rushed out to the shop I had no milk left. A complete sentence is not merely a group of words with a capital letter at the beginning and a period or question mark at the end. A complete sentence has three components:
1. a subject (the actor in the sentence)
2. a predicate (the verb or action), and
3. a complete thought (it can stand alone and make sense—it’s independent). 2. The professor ran to his office he had just had a brilliant idea. How you can fix it (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr 3. She calls me a lot she just wants to make herself feel better. 4. Run-on sentences go on forever they do not have punctuation. 2. The professor ran to his office because he had just had a brilliant idea. 3. She calls me a lot, but she just wants to make herself feel better. 4. Run-on sentences go on forever, and do not have punctuation. We ate pizza we were hungry. We ate pizza BECAUSE we were hungry. I studied for my test I got a good grade. I studied for my test SO THAT I got a good grade. He has to do chores he can go swimming. He has to do chores BEFORE he can go swimming. Subordinating Conjunctions •as soon as
•even if •even though
•in order that •just as
•now when •once
•so that •supposing
•where if •wherever
•as long as
•as much as 1. Write the two independent clauses as separate sentences using periods.
2. Use a semicolon to separate the two independent clauses.
3. Add a subordinating conjunction to the sentence.
4. Use a comma and any connecting words to join the sentences. He is cold he wants to go inside.
He is cold; he wants to go inside. She is hungry she wants to eat.
She is hungry; she wants to eat. My room is messy I need to clean it.
My room is messy; I need to clean it. Connecting Words include:
For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So Write the two independent clauses as separate sentences using periods. Rule #4 I am 15 years old I will get my driver's license next year.
Spanish is my hardest subject I am scared for the final.
I am running the marathon next year I have to train to be able to complete the race. I like to play softball I love to play basketball too.
I like to play softball, BUT I love to play basketball too. She ate her vegetables she could go on the computer.
She ate her vegetable, SO she could go on the computer. They don't want to take a picture they don't want to film a video.
They don't want to take a picture, nor film a video. I am almost 15 years old. I will get my driver's license next year.
Spanish is my hardest subject. I am scared for the final.
I am running the marathon next year. I have
to train to be able to complete the race. #4: Most of my study time is spent on biology it's my toughest class. #6: We will be on vacation next week will be unable to attend your party. #8: I've missed several classes because I was ill I hope I will still pass English class. #9: Jeff is planning on going to Las Vegas for vacation he'll need to take a lot of money.