Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Run-on Sentences

A run on sentence is a sentence that has two or more independent clauses that are not spliced together correctly. In other words, a run on sentence is a mistake.

There are two kinds of run-on sentences:

Fused Sentences

When two clauses are put together without any punctuation between them, the result is a fused sentence.

  • Class began the professor lectured.
  • The professor lectured students took notes.

 

Comma Splice

When two clauses are put together, connected only a comma, the result is a comma splice.

  • Class began the professor lectured.
  • The professor lectured students took notes.

 

Key Point

Fused sentences and comma splices are two types of run-on sentences. Run-on sentences are grammatically incorrect. They are mistakes, and you should avoid them!

Instructions for the Quia Quiz

For each sentence on the quiz, determine if the sentence is: