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Complete Sentence

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Kimberly Berns

on 23 June 2011

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Stop Running Improving run-on and fused sentences Run-on sentences and fused sentences are when two independent clauses are joined together without the correct punctuation. Incorrect: They weren't dangerous criminals they were detectives in disguise Correct: They weren't dangerous criminals; they were detectives in disguise. Semicolon Add a comma &
coordinating conjunction Incorrect: I didn't know which job I wanted I was too confused to decide.


Correct: I didn't know which job I wanted, and I was too confused to decide. Example Example coordinating conjunctions for and nor but or yet so Reduce one clause to a subordinate clause
(add a subordinating word) Example Incorrect: Lucy wanted to go to a Viking's game, it stormed so badly she was unable to get there. Correct: Although Lucy wanted to go to a Viking's game, it stormed so badly she was unable to get there. subordinating words because though until when which since although whether unless Time for some quick practice Write down the type of correction that would best be used and provide a new sentence. Marcellino always knew his way around the woods this is something he could always depend on. My father always played baseball with me he always let me win. Humor is universal among cultures what counts as funny is different from culture to culture. Marcellino always knew his way around the woods, this is something he could always depend on. (comma splice) My father always played baseball with me; he always let me wiin. (semicolon) Humor is universal among cultures, but what counts as funny is different from culture to culture. (comma and a coordinating conjunction) Answers WAYS TO IMPROVE Both sides of the semicolon must be a complete sentece
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