writing unit 9 dq - Make the clauses into separate...

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Hello class and professor, Run-on sentences and comma splices A run-on sentence combines two complete sentences (or independent clauses) without any punctuation. If two independent clauses are connected by a comma, then a comma splice has occurred. There are several ways to correct run-on sentences and comma splices: To fix comma splices and run-on sentences: Use a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Ex: I felt awful about hitting this women’s car today, but she didn't even seem to notice. Use a semicolon. Ex: I felt awful about hitting this women’s car today; she didn't even seem to notice.
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Unformatted text preview: Make the clauses into separate sentences. Ex: I felt awful about hitting this women’s car today. She didn't even seem to notice. Restructure the sentence, by subordinating one of the clauses. Ex: Even though she didn't seem to notice, I felt awful about hitting this women’s car today Passive voice: To change a sentence from passive to active voice, simply turn the subject of the verb into a direct or indirect object and turn the performer of the action into the subject of the sentence....
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This note was uploaded on 07/04/2011 for the course CM220 CM206-01 taught by Professor Carolinegagnon during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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