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Run-on Sentences: Spotting Run-on Sentences

Application 1
Instructions

Click on a "sentence" button, and a run-on sentence will appear. Put an asterisk next to any dependent word that you find in the sentence, and then identify the point at which the clauses are improperly connected with a slash mark (/). Then identify the subject and verb (S-V) of the clauses as asked. Remember that the word "not" or its contracted form is not part of a verb.

Example: Because the weather turned so cool, we've changed our plans, we will not go to the beach today.

Because the weather turned so cool, we've changed our plans, / we will not go to the beach today.
S-V of dependent clause: weather turned
S-V of first independent clause: we've changed
S-V of second independent clause: we will go

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S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep. clause:
S/V, dep. clause:
    
2.   

    
S/V, 1st dep. clause:
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep clause:
S/V, 2nd dep clause:
    
3.   

    
S/V, 1st dep. clause:
S/V, Dep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep clause:
    
4.   

    
S/V, 1st dep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep clause:
    
5.   

    
S/V, 1st dep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep. clause:
S/V, Dep clause:
    
6.   

    
S/V, 1st dep. clause:
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep clause:
S/V, 2nd dep clause:
    
7.   

    
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep. clause:
    
8.   

    
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep. clause:
    
9.   

    
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep. clause:
S/V, Dep clause:
    
10.   

    
S/V, 1st indep. clause:
S/V, 2nd indep clause:
    

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