Run-on Sentences

This page was first created on the 11th of April, 2014 and last updated on the 11th of March, 2016 by Patrick Carpen.

Tags: Sentence Errors, English Grammar, Sentences, English Sentence Construction.

If you’ve ever heard the expression “run-on sentence” before, you probably wondered what that means. A run-on sentence is a type of sentence error. Run-on sentences need to be divided either into two or more separate sentences, or two parts of a compound sentence.

In the examples below, the incorrect versions are run-on sentences.

Incorrect: I am going to the supermarket I need to buy some candy.

Correct: I am going to the supermarket. I need to buy some candy.

Also correct: I am going to the supermarket because I need to buy some candy.

Also correct: I am going to the supermarket; I need to buy some candy.

Incorrect: Lemons are a good source of vitamin c, oranges are a good source of vitamin c.

Correct: Lemons are a good source of vitamin c. Oranges are also a good source of vitamin c.

Also Correct: Lemons are a good source of vitamin c and so are oranges.

Also Correct. Lemons are a good source of vitamin c; oranges are also a good source.

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