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What is a run-on sentence? How to fix a run-on sentence Make two separate sentences

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What is a run-on sentence? How to fix a run-on sentence Make two separate sentences

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  1. Correcting Run-on Sentences • What is a run-on sentence? • How to fix a run-on sentence • Make two separate sentences • Make one sentence • Review A • Review B

  2. What is a run-on sentence? Teresa is reading her teacher’s comments on the first draft of an essay. What is a run-on sentence? Strengths: Good use of examples. Clear organization. Areas for improvement: Avoid run-on sentences.

  3. What is a run-on sentence? A run-on sentence is two or more complete sentences run together as one. Run-on sentences can be confusing because they do not show where one idea ends and another one begins. Examples Seahorses are actually fish they have fins and gills. Some seahorses are partly transparent, you might not see them in an aquarium.

  4. What is a run-on sentence? Where are the complete sentences in the examples below? Seahorses are actually fish they have fins and gills. Some seahorses are partly transparent, you might not see them in an aquarium.

  5. What is a run-on sentence? Seahorses are actually fish they have fins and gills. This run-on sentence is an example of a fused sentence. There is no punctuation between the two sentences. Sentence 1 Sentence 2

  6. What is a run-on sentence? Some seahorses are partly transparent, you might not see them in an aquarium. This run-on sentence is an example of a comma splice. There is only a comma between the two sentences. , Sentence 1 Sentence 2

  7. What is a run-on sentence? On Your Own Identify the following items as correct sentences (C) or run-ons (R). Be prepared to explain your answers. ___ 1. After school I feed the gerbils Kerry takes care of the fish. ___ 2. The crab hurried into the water because it had seen a large bird nearby. ___ 3. Coach Mendez runs difficult practices, her teams usually win their games. [End of Section]

  8. Cut it apart. Join it properly. How to fix a run-on sentence To fix a run-on sentence, you need to do one of two things: OR

  9. How to fix a run-on sentence How you revise a run-on sentence depends on the relationship you want to show between the ideas. Then If Ideas are NOT closely related Make two sentences Ideas ARE closely related Make onesentence And Ideas ARE equally important

  10. How to fix a run-on sentence Make two separate sentences Strategy 1: Make two sentences Break a run-on into two separate sentences when • the ideas are not closely related or • at least one sentence is long or complex Kite building is an ancient art.The Chinese made the first kites around three thousand years ago. Kite building is an ancient art, the Chinese made the first kites around three thousand years ago.

  11. How to fix a run-on sentence Make two separate sentences Strategy 1: Make two sentences To make two separate sentences • Put an end mark after the first complete sentence. • Then, capitalize the first word of the next complete sentence. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space. She was a member of a space shuttle crew. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space she was a member of a shuttle crew.

  12. How to fix a run-on sentence Make two separate sentences On Your Own Revise the following run-on sentences by making two separate sentences. Be prepared to explain your answers. 1. We had a big anniversary party for my grandparents, they have been married 45 years. 2. The Japanese restaurant is popular it serves crowds of hungry diners every night. 3. In the summertime that bush has purple flowers the bees and butterflies are attracted to it. [End of Section]

  13. How to fix a run-on sentence Make one sentence Strategy 2: Make one sentence When the complete thoughts in a run-on sentence are closely related and of equal importance, you may want to attach them properly to make one correct sentence.

  14. How to fix a run-on sentence Make one sentence Strategy 2: Make one sentence You can attach the two parts of a run-on sentence properly by using a comma and a coordinating conjunction. She watered the plants regularly, andthey became green and beautiful. She watered the plants regularly they became green and beautiful.

  15. How to fix a run-on sentence Make one sentence On Your Own Make each of the following run-on sentences into a single correct sentence. Be prepared to explain your answers. 1. Lee plays basketball he is also on the tennis team. 2. Ms. McIntire tried to grow tomatoes most of them were eaten by bugs. 3. Tomorrow we can walk to the beach, we can go to a movie if it rains. [End of Section]

  16. Review A Identify the following items as correct sentences (C) or run-ons (R). Be prepared to explain your answers. ___ 1. Saturn is a huge planet, it is more than nine times larger than Earth. ___ 2. Some of the clouds on Saturn are yellow, others are off-white. ___ 3. Saturn has about twenty moons Titan is the largest. ___ 4. You can use a telescope to view Saturn, or you can visit a planetarium. ___ 5. The rings of Saturn are less than two miles thick, they spread out from the planet for a great distance. [End of Section]

  17. Review B Revise each run-on sentence by (1) making two separate sentences or (2) attaching the ideas to make one correct sentence. Be prepared to explain your answers. 1. The Louvre is the largest museum in the world it is also one of the oldest. 2. King Francis I wanted to support the arts, he bought the Mona Lisa for the Louvre. 3. Other French kings made additions the collections grew. 4. The Louvre is now a state-owned museum new pieces are either bought by the museum or received as gifts. [End of Section]

  18. The End