Run-on sentences

Run-on sentences - Sara went to the store. She bought...

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Zaina Faruqi Expos Run-on sentences (fused sentences) - What are run-ons? Run-ons are not necessarily looong sentences . But actually, run-on sentences are sentences that lack punctuation; they can be long, but they can also be short. Ex - Sara went to the store she bought apples. (Over here, I have fused together two complete sentences, which is why run-on sentences are also called fused sentences.) How to fix run-ons: There are a bunch of ways to fix run-on sentences; the toolbox is filled with the same basic fixes* that you can use to repair comma splices: periods, semicolons, and commas with coordinating conjunctions. For example, if you want to completely separate the two fused sentences, then you'd use a period:
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Unformatted text preview: Sara went to the store. She bought apples. If you want to keep more of a connection between the two thoughts, you could use a semicolon and write, Sara went to the store; she bought apples. If you want to make more of a comment on the connection between the two sentences, then you could use a conjunction with a comma. For example, you could write, Sara went to the store, and she bought apples . A coordinating conjunction gives equal weight to both sentences. In other words, each independent clause is equally important. The most common coordinating conjunctions for, and, nor, but, or, yet, and so can be easily recalled from the acronym FANBOYS ....
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