Fixing Run-On Sentences

Fixing Run-On Sentences - or a period before a transition...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 7/7/11 Fixing Run-On Sentences Chapter 7, pages 92-93
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7/7/11 Definition of run-on/fused Run-on or fused sentences result when two or more complete sentences are joined with no punctuation between them.
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7/7/11 How to edit run-on 1. Re-read your writing aloud. Check for two separate thoughts that blur together. The door was stuck [1] I couldn’t open it [2]. 2. Make a “yes/no” question out of each word group. Was the door stuck? Could I open it?
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7/7/11 1. Add punctuation. A. Add a period to make two sentences. Example: I enjoy cooking . Cleaning up afterward is another matter . A. Use a semicolon to join related clauses that have equal importance. Example: Students of the 1960s were activists and dreamers ; students of the 1990s were
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7/7/11 C. Insert a comma before a co-ordinating conjunction ( and, but, or, nor, so, yet, for ). Example: My wife does the cleaning , so I always do the cooking. I don’t like shopping , nor do I like driving in heavy traffic. D. Insert a semicolon
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Unformatted text preview: or a period before a transition (see Chapter 4, page 58) 7/7/11 Transitions / Conjunctive accordingly furthermore likewise otherwise also hence meanwhile similarly besides however moreover still consequently incidentally nevertheless then finally indeed next therefore first instead nonetheless thus 7/7/11 2. Subordinate one clause to Add a subordinating conjunctio n (see Chapter 3). Example: After they finished supper, the campers got ready for bed . The campers got ready for bed after they finished supper. 7/7/11 Subordinate Conjunctions after even if provideduntil althougheven though since when as if so that whenever as if in case than whereas as though in order that though wherever because no matter if till whether 7/7/11 3. Make one independent clause into a prepositional phrase (see Chapter Example: The Naths knew that starting a business would not be easy however they did not imagine how hard it would be to start a business...
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