Welcome to our Workshop!<br />Today we will be discussing Run-On Sentences and Fragment Sentences, two very common errors ...
ObjectivesWhat Will You Learn from this Workshop?<br /><ul><li>What a Run-on Sentence is.
What a Fragment Sentence is.
How to fix these common errors.</li></li></ul><li>The Sentence<br />What is a sentence?<br />A sentence is a group of word...
What is the SUBJECT?<br />The SUBJECT of the sentence is who or what you are talking about.<br />Examples: my grandma, Pre...
What is a VERB?<br />The VERB is the action of the sentence. <br />It says what the SUBJECT is doing.<br />Examples: to ru...
What is a Fragment?<br />A Fragment is an incomplete sentence.<br />It is also called a DEPENDENT CLAUSE.<br />Sometimes i...
Exercise:<br />
Connecting Sentences<br />Now that you know what a complete sentence looks like, you will learn how to connect two or more...
What is a Run-On Sentence?<br />A Run-on Sentence is two or more complete sentences that have no punctuation mark to conne...
How do you connect two complete sentences?<br />There are three ways to connect sentences.<br />A period .<br />A semicol...
The Period [ . ]<br />The Period is the simplest and most common way to end a sentence.  <br />Example:<br />I am a studen...
The Semicolon (;)<br />The Semicolon is used to connect two complete sentences that are related in idea. The semicolon can...
Coordinating Conjunctions(FANBOYS)<br />Coordinating Conjunctions are seven words that help connect two complete sentences...
Examples of Coordinating Conjunction<br />Yesterday I lost my wallet, so I need to cancel my credit cards. <br />My brothe...
How to spot a Run-on Sentence<br />Here is an example of a run-on sentence:<br />My favorite movie is Superbad it is reall...
Exercise<br />
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  1. 1. Welcome to our Workshop!<br />Today we will be discussing Run-On Sentences and Fragment Sentences, two very common errors in people’s writing.<br />
  2. 2. ObjectivesWhat Will You Learn from this Workshop?<br /><ul><li>What a Run-on Sentence is.
  3. 3. What a Fragment Sentence is.
  4. 4. How to fix these common errors.</li></li></ul><li>The Sentence<br />What is a sentence?<br />A sentence is a group of words that make a complete thought.<br />A sentence always has a SUBJECT and a VERB.<br />A sentence is also called an INDEPENDENT CLAUSE.<br />
  5. 5. What is the SUBJECT?<br />The SUBJECT of the sentence is who or what you are talking about.<br />Examples: my grandma, President Obama, Disneyland, cats, a bed.<br />
  6. 6. What is a VERB?<br />The VERB is the action of the sentence. <br />It says what the SUBJECT is doing.<br />Examples: to run, to sleep, to be, to write, to love.<br />*Note*: “to” + the VERB = “the infinitive” (How the verb looks in the dictionary).<br />
  7. 7. What is a Fragment?<br />A Fragment is an incomplete sentence.<br />It is also called a DEPENDENT CLAUSE.<br />Sometimes it is missing either the subject or the verb.<br />Sometimes it has a subject and a verb, but it still isn’t a complete thought.<br />Examples: <br />Running very fast.  Who is running?<br />John likes.  Not a complete thought (what does he like?).<br />Because I am a girl  Not a complete though (what is the result?) <br />
  8. 8. Exercise:<br />
  9. 9. Connecting Sentences<br />Now that you know what a complete sentence looks like, you will learn how to connect two or more complete sentences together.<br />
  10. 10. What is a Run-On Sentence?<br />A Run-on Sentence is two or more complete sentences that have no punctuation mark to connect them.<br />It is one of the most common mistakes people make it their writing. <br />
  11. 11. How do you connect two complete sentences?<br />There are three ways to connect sentences.<br />A period .<br />A semicolon ;<br />A coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS)  For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So <br />
  12. 12. The Period [ . ]<br />The Period is the simplest and most common way to end a sentence. <br />Example:<br />I am a student at LAVC. I Love the Writing Center.<br />
  13. 13. The Semicolon (;)<br />The Semicolon is used to connect two complete sentences that are related in idea. The semicolon can’t be used if the sentences aren’t related.<br />*Note: Limit the number of semicolons that you use—approximately one per paragraph.<br />Example: Horses are my favorite animal; they are so majestic. <br />
  14. 14. Coordinating Conjunctions(FANBOYS)<br />Coordinating Conjunctions are seven words that help connect two complete sentences.<br />They are: For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So<br />You can remember them as “FANBOYS”<br />
  15. 15. Examples of Coordinating Conjunction<br />Yesterday I lost my wallet, so I need to cancel my credit cards. <br />My brother is coming to town, and I am so excited to see him.<br />The professor is very nice, but he is a very hard grader. <br />*Note: <br />After the conjunction, there is a new subject and verb, which should tell you that you have a new complete sentence. <br />Before the conjunction, you need to have a COMMA ( , ).<br />
  16. 16. How to spot a Run-on Sentence<br />Here is an example of a run-on sentence:<br />My favorite movie is Superbad it is really funny. <br />*Here you have two complete sentences with no punctuation mark or conjunction to connect them.<br />This is what the sentence should/could say:<br />My favorite movie is Superbad; it is really funny.<br />
  17. 17. Exercise<br />
  18. 18. Thanks for coming to the workshop!Our next one will be tomorrow at 6:00 p.m. on MLA format<br />Goodbye!!<br />

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