Methods for Correcting Run-On Sentences Method 1 Create two sentences




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Methods for Correcting Run-On Sentences
Method 1

Create two sentences.

Independent . Capital letter Independent

clause clause
Coordination

Method 2

Use a comma and , for

a coordinate , and

conjunction , nor

, but

Independent , or Independent

clause , yet clause

, so
Method 3

Use a semicolon
Independent ; Independent

clause clause


; also,

; as a result,

; besides,

; certainly,

; consequently,

; finally,

; furthermore,

; however,

Method 4 ; incidentally,

Use a semicolon and ; in addition,

a conjunctive adverb ; in fact,

; instead,

Independent ; likewise, Independent

clause ; meanwhile, clause

; moreover,

; nevertheless, (Conjunctive adverbs that are

; next only one syllable do not need a

; on the other hand, comma.)

; otherwise,

; similarly,

; still

; then

; therefore,

; thus

; undoubtedly,

Methods for Correcting Run-On Sentences

Page two
Subordination


after


although

as

as if



because

before


even though

Method 5 if

in order that

Independent since Dependent

clause so that clause

though

unless (No comma is needed when a when dependent clause “trails” the whenever independent clause.)



where

whereas


whether

while
or




After


Although

As

As if



Because

Before


Even though

If

In order that



Dependent Since Independent

clause So that clause

Though

Unless (When a dependent clause introduces an



Until independent clause, put a comma after it.) When

Whenever


Where

Whereas


Whether

While


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