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© Capital Community College Avoiding Run-on Sentences The length of a sentence has nothing to do with whether or not a sentence is considered a run-on. An over-exuberant, run-off-at-the-mouth, 400-word gorilla of a sentence can be structurally fine. A run-on sentence is one in which two clauses have been connected incorrectly. (If you’d like, click on the word “clauses” to review that concept.)
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© Capital Community College Avoiding Run-on Sentences Let’s think of an independent clause as an independently operated train headed west . . . getting connected to another train headed east. Some students think they can study for an important exam by “cramming” all night , they are probably wrong. Nothing but grief will result from coupling these train clauses incorrectly! For example. . . .
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© Capital Community College Avoiding Run-on Sentences Some students think they can study for an important exam by “cramming” all night , they are probably wrong. This is an example of the dreaded
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course ENGLISH 110 taught by Professor Lisathomas during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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