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Take a breath!.   What?  Two independent clauses that have been run together without a proper conjunction, and/or mark of punctuation between them.

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1 Take a breath!

2   What?  Two independent clauses that have been run together without a proper conjunction, and/or mark of punctuation between them. Run-On Sentences

3  What?!

4   clause: a part of a sentence that has its own subject and verb  We ran inside. Vocabulary subject verb

5   conjunction: a joiner word that connects parts of a sentence  coordinating conjunctions: simple conjunctions  for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so  FANBOYS! Vocabulary

6   The Rocky Mountains were dangerous people needed a clear path to the west.  In 1803, America bought the Louisiana Purchase the new territory was huge. Let’s Look at Run-On Sentences!

7  A. People were curious about the wild country, and they dreamed of adventure. B. They had a Native American guide her name was Sacajawea. C. Lewis needed a partner, and he hired William Clark. Which is the Run-On?

8  A.The king was proud he never smiled. B.His best friend plays the piano. C.I like funny songs and serious ones too. Which is the Run-On?

9  1) Separate clauses using punctuation. 2) Separate clauses using a conjunction. 3) Separate clauses by using a semicolon. Three ways to fix the Problem.

10   Identify the two clauses, and insert proper punctuation to separate them.  Run-On - Cristina had no plans she felt restless.  Correct – Cristina had no plans. She felt restless. Separate clauses using punctuation

11   The scientist yelled he was very upset.  The scientist yelled. He was very upset.  They played fast songs I danced all evening.  They played fast songs. I danced all evening. Separate clauses using punctuation

12  Your Turn!!

13   Identify the two clauses and separate them by inserting a comma and then a conjunction after the first clause. sentence, conjunction sentence. Separate clauses using a conjunction

14   For – use to show cause  I drank some water, for I was thirsty.  And – connects matching ideas  He was tired, and he had a headache Coordinating Conjunctions

15   Nor – negative form of  She doesn’t drink milk, nor does she eat butter.  But – connects opposing ideas  Tom studied a lot, but he didn’t pass the test. Coordinating Conjunctions

16   Or – connects two choices  He can buy the book, or he can borrow it from the library.  Yet – connects opposing ideas  Tom studied a lot, yet he didn’t pass the test.  So – connects problem with solution  I ran out of milk, so I went to the store. Coordinating Conjunctions

17  om/quiz- school/story.php?title=c oordinating- conjunctions-quiz

18  FANBOYS!

19   used to connect independent clauses and show a closer relationship than a period does.  Gabby is a skilled carpenter she single-handedly built a two-story log cabin.  Gabby is a skilled carpenter; she single-handedly built a two-story log cabin. Separate clauses by using a semicolon

20   The book was very interesting the main character died in the last scene.  The book was very interesting; the main character died in the last scene. Separate clauses by using a semicolon

21  WARNING: YOU CAN ONLY USE A SEMICOLON IF THE TWO SENTENCES ARE CLOSELY RELATED!!

22   INCORRECT!!  It was wonderful weather on Monday; the boy flew a kite. Separate clauses by using a semicolon


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