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run-on sentences / comma splice

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Fabian Chavez

on 19 May 2015

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Transcript of run-on sentences / comma splice

Run-on sentences
Two sentences that a writer has not separated with an end punctuation mark, or has not joined witha conjunction.
Be careful!
The debate is over, now. It is time to vote.

The debate is over. Now, it is time to vote.
Think before you write
New diseases were introduced to our continent. After Columbus came to the New World.

New diseases were introduced to our continent after Columbus came to the New World.
How to solve it?
Write two sentences.

Add commas or coordinating conjunctions.

Use a semicolon (;)

Use subordinating conjunctions
Examples
Amanda was the main vocalist in her band it was a rock band.

Amanda was the main vocalist in her band. It was a rock band.
run-on sentences / comma splice
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