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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss run-on sentences.Share examples.Share the steps for correcting run-on sentences.
  • Discuss comma splices.Share examples of how to correct comma splices.
  • Discuss comma splices.
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    • 1. Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 2. CHAPTER 17: AVOIDING RUN-ON SENTENCES AND COMMA SPLICES Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 3. CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will learn to: recognize and correct run-on sentences and comma splices.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 4. RUN-ON SENTENCES Run-on sentences are independent clauses that have not been joined correctly.  This error is called a fused sentence. Examples Run-on: Carol cleans her kitchen every week she shines every pot and pan. Correct: Carol cleans her kitchen every week; she shines every pot and pan.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 5. RUN ON SENTENCES Steps for Correcting Run-On Sentences 1. Check for two independent clauses. 2. Check that the clauses are separated by either a coordinating conjunction and a comma or by a semicolon. 3. Run-on: I studied for the test all weekend I am well prepared for it. 4. Correct: I studied for the test all weekend, so I am well prepared for it. (Turn to pg. 417 do exercise 1)
    • 6. COMMA SPLICES A comma splice is an error that occurs when you punctuate with a comma but should use a semicolon instead.  If you are joining two independent clauses without a coordinating conjunction you must use a semicolon.  In this instance, a comma is not enough. Correcting Comma Splices  Two steps to follow: 1. Check for two independent clauses.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 7. COMMA SPLICES 2. Check that the clauses are separated by a coordinating conjunction. If they are, then a comma in front of the coordinating conjunction is sufficient. If they are not separated by a coordinating conjunction, you have a comma splice. Correct it by changing the comma to a semicolon. (Turn to pg. 419 Do exercise 2)Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 8. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A RUN-ON SENTENCE?A. I studied for the test all weekend I am well prepared for it.B. I studied for the test all weekend. I am well prepared for it.C. I studied for the test all weekend; I am well prepared for it.D. I studied for the test all weekend, and I am well prepared for it.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 9. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING IS A RUN-ON SENTENCE?A. I studied for the test all weekend I am well prepared for it.B. I studied for the test all weekend. I am well prepared for it.C. I studied for the test all weekend; I am well prepared for it.D. I studied for the test all weekend, and I am well prepared for it.Recognize and correct run-on sentences and commasplices.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
    • 10. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES CONTAINS A COMMA SPLICE?A. The classroom was packed, we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.B. The classroom was packed; we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.C. The classroom was packed: we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.D. The classroom was packed. We couldn’t find a seat anywhere.
    • 11. WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES CONTAINS A COMMA SPLICE?A. The classroom was packed, we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.B. The classroom was packed; we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.C. The classroom was packed: we couldn’t find a seat anywhere.D. The classroom was packed. We couldn’t find a seat anywhere.Recognize and correct run-on sentences and comma splices.