run on sentences

What are run-ons sentence & how to correct them

What are Run-on sentences?

Do you know what Run-on Sentences are?  A run-on is two complete thoughts that are together with no adequate sign given to make the break between them.

Fused sentence:

Some run-ons don’t have punctuation at all to break between two sentences/ thoughts. Such run-ons are known as Fused run-ons.  They are used to joining together as it is only one thought.

For example:

Tabinda told everyone in the room to be quiet her favourite drama was on.

In this example, there are two thoughts listed that are

  • Tabinda told everyone in the room to be quiet
  • Her favourite drama was on

As you know that there is no function or any other sign between the two thoughts and they appear to be one thought, this is known as fused Run-ons

Comma Splices:

In some run-ons, a comma is used to connect two thoughts those run-ons are known as comma Splices. Comma splices are the common run-on sentences.

For example

Tabinda told everyone in the room to be quiet, her favourite drama was on.

As you know a comma is used in this example such types of run-on sentences are known as comma splices.

Words that can lead to run-ons:

There are some words from which run-ons occurs. Following are the words by which run-ons occurs

I We There Now
You They This Then
He, She, It That Next

When you or someone else use these  words you should be aware and alert for run-ons

How to correct run-ons:

Basically, there are three methods of correcting run-ons. they are given below

  1. Use the full stop and capital letter in order to break two complete thoughts into a separate sentence
    For example:

    Tabinda told everyone to be quiet. Her favourite drama was on.
    In this sentence full stop and capital letter is used to correct run-ons

  2. Use comma along with the joining word such as (and, but, or, yet) to connect the two complete thoughts. You should use a comma before the joining word.
    For example:

    Tabinda told everyone to be quiet, for her favourite show was on.

  3. You can use a semicolon (;), in order to correct a run-on sentence, to connect two thoughts
    For example

    Tabinda told everyone to be quiet; her favourite show was on.

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