Session 3 - English for Academic Studies (Workshop)...

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English for Academic Studies (Workshop) Session 3: Run-ons Semester 1, 2011/12 ©PolyU HKCC 1 Session 3: Run-ons (Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences) Part A: Diagnostic Test Identify and underline the run-on sentences in the following passage. Then, correct the sentence errors in the space between the lines. (1) Time is fair to everybody. (2) No matter whether you are rich or poor, old or young, you only have 24 hours a day, the same for everyone in the world. (3) You need more time to do your work you cannot just go to a store to purchase “time” like any other consumable goods. (4) Once your days or opportunities have gone, you can never use money to buy them back. (5) You may regret wasting your days during youth or missing some valuable opportunities in the past, however, there is no way for you to travel back to the past or go to the future to change your fate even if you are a billionaire. Part B: Grammatical Sentences – Review Run-on Sentences Fused sentences: Two sentences joined together as one without a proper conjunction or punctuation. Example : Girls like playing dolls boys like playing toy cars. Correction : Girls like playing dolls; boys like playing toy cars. (A period “.” can also be used here for correction.) Comma-splice: Two sentences joined together as one with only a comma. Example : It will rain soon, we had better bring an umbrella. Correction : It will rain soon, so we had better bring an umbrella. (A coordinating conjunction “so” is used for correction.) Correction : As it will rain soon, we had better bring an umbrella. (A subordinating conjunction “as” is used for correction.) Combining Sentences Compound Sentences: A compound sentence structure shows that two thoughts are
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2012 for the course COMP 3868 taught by Professor Keithchan during the Winter '97 term at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

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