Tutor: Understanding clauses will help you avoid run-on sentences in your writing.
Student: Oh, yes; I’ve heard about those! But I could use a review.
Tutor: You can review run-on sentences in this exercise.
Slide 2 – Run-On Sentences
A run-on sentence is a series of independent clauses that are put together in one with no punctuation.
None of my friends liked the movie I did not see it.
There are 2 independent clauses in the sentence. We say that they are “run-on” because the 2 clauses are not separated by any punctuation.
We can fix the sentence by adding the appropriate punctuation and a conjunction.
We will look at some different options for punctuation later.
On the next 10 screens, decide if each group of words is a run-on sentence or a correct sentence.
Tim is tired of walking everywhere he would like to buy a car.
The correct answer is run-on sentence.
Slides 4-14 – Multiple Choice Activity
Slide 15 – Summary Slide