2What is a Run-On Sentence? A run-on sentence is 2 or more sentences that are NOT joined correctly.Run-on sentences are a COMMON mistake in writing!BE ALERT!!!
3Examples of Run-On Sentences: My dog ran down the road after a cat then I ran after him.This sentence goes on and on and on!American Idol is coming on TV soon I am so excited to see it again.This sentence is actually 2 sentences thrown together!
4More examples:My little brother took a candy bar from the store my mom didn’t let him play the Wii for a week.This is 2 sentences thrown together!I went to Disney World last summer it was so much fun.This is 2 sentences in one!
51) Put a period at the end of the first sentence. How to avoid Run-Ons1) Put a period at the end of the first sentence.WRONG: My dog ran down the road after a cat then I ran after him.RIGHT: My dog ran down the road after a cat. Then I ran after him.
6How to Avoid Run-Ons2) Use a comma and a conjunction to combine the sentences correctly.Conjunctions may be: for, and, nor, but, or, yet, or soWRONG: I went to Disney World last summer it was so much fun.RIGHT: I went to Disney World last summer, and it was so much fun.
7How to Avoid Run-Ons3) Use a semicolon between the sentences to combine them correctly.WRONG: I saw my favorite band in concert, they were so awesome!RIGHT: I saw my favorite band in concert; they were so awesome!