Run-On Sentences

A run-on sentence is when two sentences are put together incorrectly.

 

          A.      Fused Sentence =       two sentences combined with

                                                          no punctuation (IC IC.)

 

          B.      Comma Splice =         two sentences combined with

                                                          just a comma (IC,IC.)

 

 

          EXAMPLES:    She went to school then she went to work.

                                      She went to school, then she went to work.

 

                                      The girl cried she wanted her mommy.

                                      The girl cried, she wanted her mommy.

 

                                      I want a new car I am saving my money.

                                      I want a new car, I am saving my money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Correcting/Eliminating Run-Ons:

 

          1.      Period and capital = 2 Simple Sentences (IC.IC.)

 

                   She went to school.  Then she went to work.

 

         

 

2.      Complex Sentence (DC, IC.  OR  IC DC.)

         

                   The girl cried because she wanted her mommy.

                   Because she wanted her mommy, the girl cried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          3.      Compound Sentence (IC, BOYFANS IC.)

 

                   I want a new car, so I am saving my money.

 

                   OR (IC; HOTSHOT CAT, IC.)

 

                   I want a new car; therefore, I am saving my money.

 

                   OR (IC;IC.)

 

                   I want a new car; I am saving my money.