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Fragments & Run On Sentences

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Fragments & Run On Sentences

  1. 1. Fragments & Run-on Sentences
  2. 2. What is a run-on? <ul><li>A run-on sentence is when you put two independent clauses together without separating them with punctuation or conjunctions. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to avoid a run-on sentence is so that the reader can understand the text clearly and not lose interest. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Examples of Run-ons <ul><li>Incorrect: </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda was the lead vocalist in her band it was a punk rock band. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: </li></ul><ul><li>Amanda was the lead vocalist in her band . It was a punk rock band. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples of Run-ons <ul><li>Incorrect: </li></ul><ul><li>The night was cold we forgot to bring our coats . </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: </li></ul><ul><li>The night was cold, and we forgot to bring out coats . </li></ul>
  5. 5. What is a fragment? <ul><li>A sentence fragment is an incomplete sentence that does not contain a subject or verb. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to avoid sentence fragments so that the reader knows what the subject is and what the subject is doing. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples of Fragments <ul><li>Incorrect: </li></ul><ul><li>Toys of all kinds thrown everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: </li></ul><ul><li>They found toys of all kinds thrown everywhere. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of Fragments <ul><li>Incorrect: </li></ul><ul><li>For not doing work for the school. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Bariexca got fired for not doing for the school. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Work Sited <ul><li>http://ace.acadiau.ca/english/grammar/runon.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unc.edu/depts/wcweb/handouts/fragments.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar/g_frag.html </li></ul>

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