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1 GRAMMAR PRACTICE Run-ons, Comma Splices, and Fragments

2 #1 The son treats his mother with utmost respect and kindness, he honors her in every way he can; even though that also means suppressing his own feelings around her. Possible corrections:  The son treats his mother with utmost respect and kindness; he honors her in every way he can, even though that also means suppressing his own feelings around her.  The son treats his mother with utmost respect and kindness. He honors her in every way he can, even though that also means suppressing his own feelings around her.

3 #2 When her friends came to visit Suzanne in the hospital she believed that they were doing so out of obligation but they were not because they really did care about her. Possible corrections:  When her friends came to visit Suzanne in the hospital, she believed that they were doing so out of obligation, but they were not because they really did care about her.  When her friends came to visit Suzanne in the hospital, she believed that they were doing so out of obligation. However, they were not. They really did care about her.

4 #3 Amanda was shocked and upset by the news that her boyfriend was cheating on her, but she did not let the news affect her daily life she acted as if nothing was wrong and did not tell anyone what happened. She knows that she will get over this disappointment and she is determined to move on with her life. Possible corrections:  Amanda was shocked and upset by the news that her boyfriend was cheating on her, but she did not let the news affect her daily life. She acted as if nothing were wrong and did not tell anyone what happened. She knows that she will get over this disappointment, and she is determined to move on with her life.

5 #4 Tom’s retirement savings began to dwindle, but it was kept a secret, he didn’t want his children to worry about his future. Possible corrections:  Tom’s retirement savings began to dwindle, but it was kept a secret; he didn’t want his children to worry about his future.  Tom’s retirement savings began to dwindle, but it was kept a secret because he didn’t want his children to worry about his future.  Tom’s retirement savings began to dwindle, but it was kept a secret. He didn’t want his children to worry about his future.

6 #5 There was no time to think before her actions; the job offer was too good to be true, so she accepted it. Possible corrections:  There was no time to think before her actions; the job offer was too good to be true, so she accepted it.  Correct as is!

7 #6 Elinor’s family was not nearly as wealthy as Edward’s family, this proposed a drastic problem between the two when it came time for them to be married. Possible corrections:  Elinor’s family was not nearly as wealthy as Edward’s family. This proposed a drastic problem between the two when it came time for them to be married.  Elinor’s family was not nearly as wealthy as Edward’s family; this proposed a drastic problem between the two when it came time for them to be married.

8 #7 Michael’s demanding job kept him from visiting Christy, Michael said that he would still come and see her if he could, but he never did. Possible corrections:  Michael’s demanding job kept him from visiting Christy. Michael said that he would still come and see her if he could, but he never did.  Michael’s demanding job kept him from visiting Christy; Michael said that he would still come and see her if he could, but he never did.

9 #8 Casey is very emotional. For example, when she burst into tears because of the love letter Blake sent her on Valentine’s day. Possible corrections:  Casey is very emotional; for example, there was the time when she burst into tears because of the love letter Blake sent her on Valentine’s day.


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