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1 A run-on sentence is a sentence that contains two improperly joined sentences (independent clauses).

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1 1 A run-on sentence is a sentence that contains two improperly joined sentences (independent clauses).

2 2 There are two types of run-on sentences:  Fused  Fused sentences  Comma splices

3 3 Fused Sentences A Fused Sentence Occurs When Two Sentences Are Joined Without Any Punctuation. Incorrect: Some students think they can study for an important exam by “cramming” all night they are probably wrong.

4 4 Comma Splices A comma splice occurs when two sentences are joined with only a comma. Incorrect: The teacher told the students to complete the section on comma splices, she also told them to compose a five-page essay.

5 5 Four Ways to Correct Run-on Sentences. Use a period. Use a period. Miranda was the lead vocalist in her band it was a punk rock band. Miranda was the lead vocalist in her band. It was a punk rock band.

6 6  Use a Semicolon Some students think they can study for an important exam by “cramming” all night they are probably wrong. Some students think they can study for an important exam by “cramming” all night; they are probably wrong.

7 7  Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, but, yet, for, or, nor, so) First I Went to the grocery store then I went to the library. First I went to grocery store, and then I went to the library.

8 8  Add a subordinating conjunction or dependent word. Maria and John like skiing Karen does not. Some common subordinating conjunctions: After, although, before, unless, as, because, even though, if, since, until, when, while. Although Maria and John like skiing, Karen does not.


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