Write the following sentences, and then make corrections with a different colored pen or pencil. Explain why you made each correction.
there are several steps necessary to repair a broken window first remove the putty second remove the points or nails then replace the broken one with a new one we would of froze during the storm but we seen a shelter that protected us from the high winds coming off of the rocky mountains
Comma Splicing! A run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. A comma splice is similar to a run-on sentence, but it uses a comma to join two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction.
Rachel is very smart, she began reading when she was three years old. OR Rachel is very smart; she began reading when she was three years old. Now, Make these right… I love you, you love me. My family bakes together nearly every night, we then get to enjoy everything we make together.
There are 3 instances when you can use a semicolon to improve the conventions in your writing. Review the following rules & then write one sentence implementing each rule.
Lynn and Pat are friends. Every week they get coffee. Becomes…… Lynn and Pat are friends ; every week they get coffee.
Kim never exercises. She is very out of shape. Becomes….. Kim never exercises ; consequently, she is very out of shape.
There are basically two ways to write: with a pen or pencil, which is inexpensive and easily accessible ; or by computer and printer, which is more expensive but quick and neat. *Your Turn- Write a sentence for each rule.