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Run-on sentences

Run-on sentences

Author: Dan Reade

    Introduce run-on sentences and comma splices. 


    Explain ways to correct run-on sentences and comma splices. 


This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English writing style and who has made mistakes with run-on sentences. It will explain how to avoid run-on sentences and correct comma splices.

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Identifying Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices

Run-on sentences and comma splices are some of the most common mistakes in written English. The following video will show how to identify both types of mistakes and provide a simple test to reveal any potential run-on sentences or comma splices in an author's essays.

Source: Dan Reade

Fixing Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices

Fixing run-on sentences and comma splices is in reality quite easy. The following video will show three basic ways to solve this structural problem.

Source: Dan Reade


Run-on sentences and comma splices have tripped up writers for a long time. However, the videos above have provided the know-how you need to solve this issue. In this section, you've learned how to:

  • Identify run-on sentences and comma splices
  • Fix them by adding a period, semicolon, or comma and coordinating conjuction.

With these items in mind, you should now be able to banish this particular issue from your own work.

Source: Dan Reade