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9.5 Run-on Sentences: Summary of Solutions

When you discover a run-on sentence, you can correct it in one of four ways.

Run-on sentence: This cup is cracked, I don't want it.
Method 1. Make two distinct sentences.
   This cup is cracked. I don't want it.
 
Method 2. Compound the independent clauses.
   This cup is cracked, so I don't want it.
 
Method 3. Embed one of the clauses using a dependent word.
   If this cup is cracked, I don't want it.
 
Method 4. Embed one of the clauses by reducing a verb to a verbal. 
   I don't want this cracked cup.

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