(ENG215 -Rsrch & Wrtng) Mini-Lesson _Run-On's

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Unformatted text preview: k s ? N o w , y o u m a y b e t h i n k i n g , " Yo u j u s t s ai d a c o m m a c o u l dn ' t s t i c k t w o s e n t e n c e s t o g e t h e r ! " A n d y o u ' r e r i g ht . " B e c a u s e " i s s t i l l t he t hi n g s t i c k i n g t h os e s e nt e nc e s t o g e t h e r; i t j u s t m ov e d t o a di f f e re n t pl a c e t o d o i t s j o b. N o w , m y l a s t s e nt e nc e b r i n g s m e t o t h e last way of fixing run-togethers. Do you see an interesting type of punctuation in there? The thing that looks like a comma with a dot above i t i s ca l l e d a se m i co lo n, and it's an awesome pie c e of punc t uat ion be c ause it 's st r o n g e n o u g h t o h o l d t w o s e n t e nc e s t o ge t h e r , A L L B Y I T S E L F ! T h a t ' s w h y I c a l l i t " s u pe r g l u e . " I f y o u h av e a r u n - o n w h e r e a l o n e l y c o m m a i s h o l d i n g t o g e t h e r t w o s e n t e nc e s , p u t a w o r k e r ' s hat on it, and it can do the job! Watch. - -I laug he d; t he armadillo ran. We a l s o u se se m i c olo ns w hen w o rds like "howe v er, ne v e rt he le ss, f urt he rmore , and t h e r e f o r e " are hooking up sentences. I call this type of work a "Queen of England" because they travel w i t h s o m u c h p u n c t u a t i o n . T h e y h a v e a b i g s e m i c o l o n i n f r o n t o f t h e m ( t o a c t a s a b od y g u a r d ) and a little comma after them (to hold up the train of their dress). Let's look at an example. - - T h e a r m a d i l l o r a n w i l d l y d ow n t h e s t r e e t ; t h e r e f o r e , I l au g h e d ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course ENGLISH ENG115 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at Strayer.

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