Want to improve your writing? Well, there are some common errors that you might want to look for as your revise and edit your writing. Here's the first one:
Error #1: Run-on Sentence or Comma Splice
A run-on sentence is a sentence that joins two independent clauses without punctuation or the appropriate conjunction. A comma splice is similar to a run-on sentence, but it uses a comma to join two clauses that have no appropriate conjunction.
Fixing a run-on sentence or a comma splice can be accomplished in one of five different ways:
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Understanding how sentences are put together will help us avoid making some basic mistakes in our writing.
The first few exercises are an opportunity for you to practice identifying sentence types. We have identified three types so far: simple, compound, and complex.
There is one more type of sentence that you should be familiar with.
It is called a compound-complex sentence. Very simply, this type of sentence has at least two independent clauses (compound) and at least one dependent clause (complex).
Click here to review the four sentence types.
Here are some more online exercises to help you:
My name is Craig, and I've been teaching English for many years. I initially created this site for my students, but all English learners are welcome. I hope you find something helpful to you. Feel free to leave suggestions or ideas in the Comments section under any entry.