Presentation on theme: "Take a breath!. What? Two independent clauses that have been run together without a proper conjunction, and/or mark of punctuation between them."— Presentation transcript:
clause: a part of a sentence that has its own subject and verb We ran inside. Vocabulary subject verb
conjunction: a joiner word that connects parts of a sentence coordinating conjunctions: simple conjunctions for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so FANBOYS! Vocabulary
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!
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?
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?
1) Separate clauses using punctuation. 2) Separate clauses using a conjunction. 3) Separate clauses by using a semicolon. Three ways to fix the Problem.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
WARNING: YOU CAN ONLY USE A SEMICOLON IF THE TWO SENTENCES ARE CLOSELY RELATED!!
INCORRECT!! It was wonderful weather on Monday; the boy flew a kite. Separate clauses by using a semicolon