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9_7 Run-on Sentences: Review & Practice

Review & Practice
Instructions

This Review and Practice exercise is an opportunity for you to test your understanding of what you have studied in Chapter 9: Run-on Sentences. There are two parts to this exercise. If you have already done the first part, you can skip to the second part by clicking here.

To see if a sentence is a run-on, check for two or more independent clauses with no conjunction between them. A comma is not a connector.

Click on the "sentence" button and a run-on sentence will appear. Put a slash (/) at the point where one independent clause runs into another.

1.   
    

2.   
    

3.   
    

To correct a run-on, you may separate the independent clauses into distinct sentences, using a period and a capital letter.

Correct the following run-on sentences by inserting a comma and a capital letter where they are appropriate.

4.   
    

5.   
    

6.   
    

To correct a run-on, you may join the independent clauses in a compound sentence using a conjunction or a semicolon.

Using the conjunction given in parentheses, combine the independent clauses of each run-on below.

7.   (AND)
    

8.   (BUT)
    

9.   (SO)
    

To correct a run-on, you may embed one clause in the other, using a dependent word.

Using the dependent word given in parentheses, embed the second clause of each run-on below.

10.   (AS)
    

11.   (UNTIL)
    

12.   (BECAUSE)
    

To correct a run-on, you may reduce one verb to a verbal and embed the verbal or verbal phrase.

Changing the verbs in ALL CAPS to verbals, embed one of the thoughts in each run-on below. Each verbal will become a modifier for another word.

13.   
    

14.   
    

15.   
    

You may be tempted to run two independent clauses together when one of them makes a command.

Correct each of the following run-ons by the method indicated.

16.   (Separate with a period and a capital letter.)

    

17.   (Combine with the conjunction or.)

    

18.   (Deprive one clause of its independence by using the dependent word since.)

    

19.   (Reduce the second clause to a verbal and rewrite the whole sentence.)

    

20.   (Combine with the conjunction so.)

    
21.   (Separate with a period and a capital letter.)

    

You may be tempted to run two independent clauses together when the second clause begins with a pronoun.

Correct each of the following run-ons by the method indicated.

22.   (Combine with a conjunction.)

    
23.   (Deprive one clause of its independence by adding a dependent word.)

    
24.   (Reduce the second clause to a verbal and rewrite the whole sentence.)

    
25.   (Deprive the second clause of its independence by adding a dependent word.)

    
26.   (Separate with a period and a capital letter.)

    
27.   (Combine with a semicolon.)

    

You may be tempted to run two independent clauses together when the second clause contains a transitional modifier.

Correct each of the following run-ons by the method indicated.

28.   (Combine with the conjunction and.)

    
29.   (Separate with a period and a capital letter.)

    
30.   (Reduce the second clause to a verbal and rewrite the sentence.)

    

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