Run-on sentences

Run-ons and comma splices

  • A run-on sentence is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses are written one after another with no punctuation.
  • Comma splice happens when 2 independent clauses are incorrectly joined by a comma without a coordinating conjunction.

look at these examples:

Run-on: My family went to Australia then they emigrated to Canada.

Comma splice: My family went to Australia, then they emigrated to Canada.

The ways to correct these 2 sentence errors are the same.

  • Add a period:

My family went to Australia. Then they emigrated to Canada.

  • Add a semicolon:

My family went to Australia; then they emigrated to Canada.

  • Add a coordinator:

My family went to Australia, and then they emigrated to Canada.

  • Add a subordinator:

My family went to Australia before they emigrated to Canada.

After my family went to Australia, they emigrated to Canada.

Exercises

Label each sentence as C (correct), RO (run-on), or CS (comma splice).

1- Two emails from Jane came on Monday a third one came on Wednesday.

2- An encyclopedia is a valuable source of information it contains summaries of every area of knowledge.

3- Because of the rapid expansion of human knowledge, it is difficult to keep printed encyclopedias current.

4- A printed encyclopedia may quickly go out of date also it is quite expensive to purchase.

5- online encyclopedias are available to everyone with access to the internet.

6- Articles in most encyclopedias are written by experts in each subject, who are often university professors.

7- An editor of an encyclopedia does not write articles he or she only collects and edits articles.

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محبوبه امیریان

1. Ro
2. Ro
3. C
4. Cs
5. C
6. Cs
7. Ro

Sahar Arfaei

1- RO
2- RO
3- C
4- RO
5- C
6- CS
7- RO

Mahsa Maghsoodi

1.RO
2.RO
3.C
4.CS
5.C
6.CS
7.RO

Ghazale Saleh

1-RO
2-RO
3-C
4-RO
5-C
6-CS
7-RO

سعید ایزدپناه

1:Ro
2:Ro
3:c
4:Ro
5;c
6:CS
7:Ro

Mahsa Maghsoodi

1.RO
2.RO
3.c
4.RO
5.c
6.Cs
7.RO

shaghayegh mirshekar

1.RO
2.RO
3.c
4.RO
5.c
6.Cs
7.RO

Mehrab Ebrahimi

1) Ro
2) Ro
3) C
4) Cs
5) C
6) Cs
7) Ro

Hamed Ashkar

Q1.RO
Q2.RO
Q3.C
Q4.RO
Q5.C
Q6.CS
Q7.RO

Mohammad javad Hesami

1) Run-on
2) Run-on
3) Correct
4) Run-on
5) Correct
6) Correct
7) Run-on

Ali rahbari

1. Ro
2. Ro
3. C
4. Cs
5. C
6. Cs
7. Ro

Sajede Edalatian

1.RO
2.RO
3.c
4.RO
5.c
6.Cs
7.RO

فاطمه یزدان بخش

1.RO 2.RO 3.c 4.Cs 5.c 6.Cs 7.RO

Farnoush Abasi

1- RO
2- RO
3- C
4- RO
5- C
6- CS
7- RO

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Atena Raoufi

1- RO
2- RO
3- C
4- RO
5- C
6- CS
7- RO

احسان غلامی

1. Ro
2. Ro
3. C
4. Cs
5. C
6. Cs
7. Ro

Tayebeh Ahmadi

1-RO
2-RO
3-C
4-RO
5-C
6-CS
7-RO

Mohaddese Beykzadeh

1-RO
2-RO
3-C
4-CS
5-C
6-CS
7-RO

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