Run-on sentence.

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Post by hadizasalisu » 27 Jul 2018, 19:08

I am in dire need of help!!!!! No matter how hard I try,I just cannot be rid of run-on sentences. Does anyone have any helpful tips? I'm desperate!.

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Post by Yicheng Liu » 27 Jul 2018, 20:17

Think of it like this: don’t join two ideas together. Use short sentences. Full stop.

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Post by history100 » 27 Jul 2018, 20:53

You might try printing out your review, then marking it up with a red pen. Draw a line between different ideas so you can see the problem. I am a visual person so it helped when I was able to see the red lines; I could see how many different ideas were being combined into one sentence.

Once you see the distinct ideas you can decide how to rewrite things. But for me, I needed to see all the red marks on the paper in order to fully understand the problem.

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Post by jgraney8 » 11 Sep 2018, 22:26

Depending on your comfort with grammar, you can try marking subjects and verbs in your sentences and checking for when a new subject and verb come. At that point, you now probably have two clauses and a potential run-on. You can decide what to do with the new subject and verb. Marking with red as history100 suggests could help.
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