# 5 Ways To Fix A Run-on Sentence

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This is a simple review of fixing run-on sentences.

• 1.

### Use a semicolon  My mother retired from the Navy last year she is writing a book about her experiences.

Explanation
The correct answer is "My mother retired from the Navy last year; she is writing a book about her experiences." This answer correctly uses a semicolon to join two independent clauses. The semicolon is used to show a stronger connection between the two ideas than a period would indicate, while still separating them as separate clauses.

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• 2.

### Coordinating Conjunction      Jennifer mowed the grass this morning tonight she will water the flowers and bushes.

Explanation
The correct answer is "Jennifer mowed the grass this morning, and tonight she will water the flowers and bushes." This is the correct answer because the coordinating conjunction "and" is used to connect two independent clauses, indicating that Jennifer mowed the grass in the morning and will water the flowers and bushes tonight. The other options, using "so" and "for," do not properly connect the two clauses in a coordinated manner.

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• 3.

### Semicolon + conjunctive adverb   The small girl was lost she was crying and looking for her mother.

Explanation
The correct answer is "The small girl was lost in the shopping mall; therefore, she started crying and looking for her mother." This is because the semicolon is used to connect two independent clauses, indicating a strong relationship between the two statements. The conjunctive adverb "therefore" shows a cause-and-effect relationship, explaining why the girl started crying and looking for her mother. The other options also use semicolons and conjunctive adverbs, but they do not provide a clear cause-and-effect relationship between the two clauses.

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### Subordinating Conjunction      Manuel and Maria worked very hard on their project  they felt they deserved a high grade.

Explanation
The correct answer is "Since Manuel and Maria worked very hard on their project, they felt they deserved a high grade." This answer correctly uses the subordinating conjunction "since" to show the cause-and-effect relationship between working hard on the project and feeling deserving of a high grade.

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• 6.

### Can you now recognize a run-on sentence?

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• C.

Maybe

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
Explanation
The given answer options are "Yes," "No," and "Maybe." These options suggest that the question is asking whether the person can recognize a run-on sentence or not. The answer options cover all possibilities - "Yes" if the person can recognize a run-on sentence, "No" if they cannot recognize a run-on sentence, and "Maybe" if they are uncertain about their ability to recognize a run-on sentence.

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• 7.

• A.

Yes

• B.

No

• C.

Maybe

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
• 8.

### Given what you learned today, how can you apply it to your own writing?

• A.

I can check my writing and look for this kind of mistake. When I find it, I can fix it.

• B.

I can ask my professor if I make this mistake and if I do, I can look at my writing and try and find examples. Then, I can fix them.

• C.

When writing, I can begin to think more carefully about where I put commas and what I am using them for.

• D.

All of the above

D. All of the above
Explanation
The given correct answer is "All of the above". This means that all of the mentioned actions can be applied to one's own writing. The options include checking for mistakes, asking the professor for feedback, finding examples of mistakes, and fixing them. By doing all of these, one can improve their writing by being more aware of the mistakes they make, particularly regarding the usage of commas.

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