Friday, 5 December 2014

What's a run on sentence?

A run-on sentence consists of two sentences that should have been separated with a punctuation mark.

How to avoid a run on sentence?

The mermaid was very wet she had been swimming for hours in an endless ocean of deep blue water.

This in incorrect. Instead you could write

The mermaid was very wet. She had been swimming for hours in an endless ocean of deep blue water.

Or

The mermaid was very wet, as she had been swimming for hours in an endless ocean of deep blue water.

Or even

The mermaid was very wet; she had been swimming for hours in an endless ocean of deep blue water.

A run-on sentence is grammatically incorrect

Run-on sentences will make your work look clumsy and rambling. So make sure you proofread for these mistakes.

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