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comma splices & run on sentences

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Brianna Jones

on 25 January 2013

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ERROR!ERROR!ERROR! "FANBOYS" "FANBOYS" is a clever way to remember your coordinating conjunctions! Catching comma splices and run-on sentences, and how do I know when to correct them? 1. Change the comma to a period and capitalize the next word.
We hiked for two weeks. We were very tired.
2. Change the comma to a semicolon.
We hiked for three days; we were very tired.
3. Change one independent clause to a dependent clause.
Because we hiked for three days, we were very tired. DEPENDENT CLAUSES after whatever
although when
as, as if whenever
because whether
before while
even if
even though
in order to
until Examples of correct ways to avoid comma splices with coordinating conjunctions and commas. I woke up late, i didn't have time to eat. <---Incorrect
I woke up late, so i didn't have time to eat <--Correct
Grandma couldn't find her keys, i had a spare. <-----
Grandma couldn't find her keys, but i had a spare. <---
My Mother bakes on Friday, we get to eat what she bakes. <----
My Mother bakes on Friday, and we get to eat what she bakes. <----- Run-on sentences Comma Splices & For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So You can correct a comma splice and run-on sentences with using coordinating conjunctions. . HOW CAN YOU CORRECT THIS? Comma splices are similar to run-on sentences because they also incorrectly connect independent clauses with only a comma! Examples?. . . Right this way! ------->
We had a curfew that cut our night short, we still had fun. <-----
We had a curfew that cut our night short, yet we still had fun. <----- Other forms of punctuation, to fix run-on sentences What are dependent clauses?
What do they do?....... A dependent marker word is a word added to the beginning of an independent clause that makes it into a dependent clause. EX:When Carly studied in the cafeteria for her history quiz, it was very noisy.

EX: After the movie was over, we went out to eat. RUN-ON SENTENCES Fused sentences happen when there are two independent clauses not separated by any form of punctuation. The error can sometimes be corrected by adding a period, semicolon, or colon to separate the two sentences I had fun today at the mall I bought so many clothes.
I had fun today at the mall. I bought so many clothes. EXAMPLE ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT COMMA SPLICES
RUN-ON SENTENCES!!! Brianna Jones
English 1111
Comma splices and Run-on Sentences Sources:
Purdue OWL
Chapter 34 pages 637-645
Writing Matters
ChompChomp.com ALL TOGETHER NOW! Avoiding comma-splices and run-on sentences will not only help you improve your grammar, but also help you improve others. Coordinating conjunctions are there to give your sentences a break. Because nobody likes running forever including sentences. Dependent clauses are used to give your sentences that head start they need at the beginning to avoid the run-on in the end, with a little help from Independent clauses. INDEPENDENT CLAUSES! An independent clause can stand alone as a sentence,
beginning with a capital letter and ending with terminal punctuation such as a period. EXAMPLE!! They contain a subject and a verb and express a complete thought, therefore they make a sentence. Carly studied in the cafeteria for her History quiz. Independent clauses are strong and well.... "I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T Do you know what i mean"--
Webbie, Lil Boosie, and Lil Phat. They don't need a boost or a break.
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