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Grade 5 English Reviewer: Run-on Sentences

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A run-on sentence consists of two or more independent clauses that are not properly joined or seperated.
There are two basic types of run-on sentences:
  1. Fused sentence
  2. Comma splice
In fused sentences, two or more independent clauses “run together” with no punctuation.
Ex: My crown serves as a canopy to the grass below my roots sip the water.
In comma splice, two or more independent clauses are joined by a comma.
Ex: My crown serves as a canopy, my roots sip the water.
There are 3 ways of correcting run-on sentences.
  1. Use a period and a capital letter to turn a run-on sentence into two seperate sentences.
2.   Use a comma and coordinating conjunctions. The coordinating conjunctions are: are, or, but, nor, for, so, and, yet.
3. Use a semicolon. Determine the independent clauses and seperate them with a semicolon.

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