December 17th, 2010

comma assassin

FEATURE: Run-On Sentences

What is a run-on sentence?

Aside from being the bane of composition students everywhere, the run-on sentence is defined as either a sentence that doesn’t stop where it should or, in slightly more grammatical terms, as a sentence consisting of independent clauses that haven’t been joined together correctly. (For a quick rundown of independent clauses, see this Feature here.)

So what do run-ons look like, and how do we fix ‘em? Collapse )