Run-On Sentences & Comma Splices

Information about Run-On Sentences & Comma Splices

Published on October 24, 2013

Author: tccampa

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Run-ons: Run-ons Comma Splices & Comma Splice: : Comma Splice: 2 sentences joined with a comma Comma Splice: Comma Splice Sentence sentence . I was late for work Spliced sentences , my boss was angry. , PowerPoint Presentation: comma splice sentence 2 sentence 1 Flying can be dangerous train travel seems much safer . , Example: PowerPoint Presentation: comma splice sentence 2 sentence 1 School has been canceled today students have the day off. , Another Example: PowerPoint Presentation: comma splice sentence 2 sentence 1 I was late for work this morning my boss was angry at me again. , Another Example: Comma Splice : Comma Splice To “ splice ” means to join the ends of 2 items Spliced Comma Splice : Comma Splice Film is often spliced when a scene is cut from a movie Spliced PowerPoint Presentation: It’s a comma splice . NOT “ comma slice ” NOT “ comma spice ” A comma is too weak to join sentences. : A comma is too weak to join sentences. Sentence Sentence Yep, I’m pretty weak!! These sentences are too much!! Comma splices are serious sentence errors : Comma splices are serious sentence errors Just say NO to comma splices PowerPoint Presentation: comma splice sentence 2 sentence 1 Craco is a city in Italy earthquakes caused residents to abandon it in 1963. , A Final Example: RO A Run-on Sentence is…: A Run-on Sentence is… joining 2 complete sentences with nothing in between Run-on! PowerPoint Presentation: Run-on sentences are not necessarily long . I never fly I always take the train. Run-on! PowerPoint Presentation: nothing here sentence 2 sentence 1 School has been canceled today students have the day off. Run-on sentence PowerPoint Presentation: sentence 2 sentence 1 Many students are sleep deprived sleeping in class is not a good idea. nothing here Run-on sentence PowerPoint Presentation: sentence 2 sentence 1 Barbeque sauce contains a lot of sugar it’s like pancake syrup on your food. nothing here Run-on sentence Q PowerPoint Presentation: Q : What is the difference between a comma splice and a run-on sentence ? A : a comma ! PowerPoint Presentation: School has been canceled today students have the day off. , Comma splice A comma between 2 sentences = comma splice Nothing between the sentences Run-on sentence 1, 2, 3, 4 1, 2, 3, 4: 1, 2, 3, 4 Four solutions to correct run-ons and comma splices. Use a semi-colon.: Use a semi-colon . # 1 ; Sentence sentence. 1: Use a semi-colon.: 1: Use a semi-colon . A semi-colon ( ; ) can be used between 2 closely related sentences. School has been canceled today ; students have the day off. 1: Use a semi-colon.: 1: Use a semi-colon . 2 closely related sentences. ; train travel seems much safer. Flying can be dangerous . Use a period. : Use a period . # 2 . Sentence Sentence. 2: Use a period. : A period ( . ) creates 2 shorter sentences. I was late for work this morning . My boss was angry at me again. 2: Use a period . CC Use a coordinating conjunction. : Use a coordinating conjunction . # 3 FANBOYS (for / and / nor / but / or / yet / so ) 3. Use a coordinating conjunction: Sentence sentence. , and , but , or , so , yet , nor 3. Use a coordinating conjunction Note the use of a comma here 3. Use a coordinating conjunction: Follow this pattern: Sentence , and sentence. I was late for work this morning , and my boss was angry at me again. 3. Use a coordinating conjunction , so 3. Use a coordinating conjunction: , but I always take the train. I never fly 3. Use a coordinating conjunction I never fly , for I always take the train. I never fly , and I always take the train. DC Make one sentence a dependent clause. : Make one sentence a dependent clause. # 4 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. : 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. Dependent clause, sentence. Sentence dependent clause. or 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. : A dependent clause begins with a subordinating conjunction. Because 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. Although When If Since Unless 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. : 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. it’s like pancake syrup on your food. Because barbeque sauce contains a lot of sugar Dependent clause, sentence. Barbeque sauce contains a lot of sugar Run-on , 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. : 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. sleeping in class is not a good idea. Dependent clause , sentence. Many students are sleep deprived While many students are sleep deprived, 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. : 4: Make one sentence a dependent clause. since I always travel by train. I never fly dependent clause . Sentence challenge Challenge! : Challenge! Comma Splices and Run-on sentences Q: Is this a comma splice or a run-on? : Q: Is this a comma splice or a run-on ? Although it rained all weekend , the campers had fun the campfire even stayed lit long enough to roast marshmallows. A: It’s a run-on!: A: It’s a run-on ! Although it rained all weekend , the campers had fun the campfire even stayed lit long enough to roast marshmallows. Correcting the run-on: Although it rained all weekend , the campers had fun the campfire even stayed lit long enough to roast marshmallows. Although it rained all weekend , the campers had fun . T he campfire even stayed lit long enough to roast marshmallows. Correcting the run-on Although it rained all weekend , the campers had fun ; t he campfire even stayed lit long enough to roast marshmallows. Q: Comma splice or a run-on? : Q: Comma splice or a run-on ? After finding our seats , we all fell asleep , everyone was tired. A: It’s a comma splice: A: It’s a comma splice After finding our seats , we all fell asleep , everyone was tired. This comma joins 2 sentences Correcting the comma splice: Correcting the comma splice After finding our seats , we all fell asleep ; everyone was tired. Correcting the comma splice: Correcting the comma splice After finding our seats , we all fell asleep because everyone was tired. Q: How can this run-on sentence be corrected? : Q: How can this run-on sentence be corrected? I drank too much coffee at work this morning I have been talking very fast. A: Use a semicolon: A: Use a semicolon “I drank too much coffee at work this morning ; I have been talking very fast.” “I drank too much coffee at work ; this morning I have been talking very fast.” A: Make 2 sentences: A: Make 2 sentences “I drank too much coffee . At work this morning, I have been talking very fast.” “I drank too much coffee at work this morning . I have been talking very fast.” A: Make a dependent clause: A: Make a dependent clause “ Because I drank too much coffee at work this morning, I have been talking very fast.” A: Lay off the coffee!! : A: Lay off the coffee!! PowerPoint Presentation:  Thanks!!! I’ll finish this cup and then do some yoga!!! Q: Where can this sentence be divided? : Q: Where can this sentence be divided? The students waited in the classroom for 30 minutes no one showed up. A: Here or here!: A: Here or here! The students waited in the classroom for 30 minutes no one showed up. Make 2 sentences: The students waited in the classroom f or 30 minutes no one showed up. Make 2 sentences . f F Use a coordinating conjunction: The students waited in the classroom for 30 minutes but no one showed up. Use a coordinating conjunction , but Make a dependent clause: Although t he students waited in the classroom for 30 minutes no one showed up. T t Make a dependent clause Although , Review: Review Comma splices and Run-on sentences 4 ways to fix comma splices & run-on sentences: 4 ways to fix comma splices & run-on sentences Use a coordinating conjunction: Sentence , and sentence. , but , or Use a semicolon : Sentence ; sentence. Use a period : Sentence . Sentence Use a Dependent Clause : Dependent clause , sentence. Now that you know what they are…: Now that you know what they are… Avoid comma splices and run-ons in your writing! by: A. Campbell

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