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

the armadillo was running wildly up the street so i

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Unformatted text preview: e o u r s a m p l e s e nt e n c e s t og e t he r wit h a c o u p l e o f F A NB O Y S . ----The armadillo was running wildly up the street, so I ran."-------The armadillo was running wildly up the street, and I ran."---See how I did that? I just stuck a comma and one of those conjunctions in between my two sentences, and presto, a new, bigger sentence. Re member, a comma isn't strong enough to g l u e s e n t e n c e s t o ge t h e r al l by i t s e l f . I t n e e ds a F A N B O Y o r a n o t h e r c on j u n c t i o n t o h e l p i t out. The other type of conjunction is called a subordinating conjunction. These are words l i k e " i f , be c a u s e , w h e n , a f t e r . " T he r e ar e t o n s a nd t o n s o f t h e m , a n d t h a t ' s w h y t h e y d on ' t h a v e a n i ckn am e l i k e F AN B O Y S . B ut, they're st ill re al l y c o o l . I c al l t h e m " p a s t e " b e c a u s e t h e y c a n s l i d e a r o un d i n a s e n t e n c e . ( R e m e m b e r h o w p a s t e u s e d t o m a k e p i e c e s o f y o u r k i n d e r g a r t e n projects slide around?) What do I mean, "slide around in a sentence?" Well, if you add s o m e t hi n g l i ke " b e c a u s e , " t h e l i t t l e s e nt e n c e i t' s s t a r t i n g c a n e i t h e r g o a t t h e f r o n t o r t h e middle of the sentence. Watch how it works. ----I laughed because the armadillo wa s running wildly up the street.-L o o k a t wh i c h m i n i - s e n t e nc e s t a r t s w i t h " b e c a u s e . " N o w w a t c h h o w i t c a n s l i d e . ---Because the armadillo was running wildly up the street, I laughed. S e e h o w i t w o r...
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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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